How do I know what job is right for me?

  February 20, 2017

It's a question we all ask ourselves; even those who have been working for many years will often ponder whether there's something out there that might be more suitable for them. But as a graduate it's an even more tricky question as you don't typically have the benefit of experience than older employees have. While they may have tried virtually every job under the sun, as a grad you've probably had a very limited exposure to the world of work. So how can you decide what job is right for you?

The secret comes down to knowing who you are; what do you stand for, what are your values, what do you enjoy. Knowing this information gives you the power to be a lot more specific in your job hunt, although will not narrow down the options in terms of job roles. In fact it will often open a lot more doors to you as you begin looking at the actual qualities of the job, rather than the title of the role.

But while knowing yourself is the key to understanding the types of job you may enjoy, you still have to find jobs that match this, and this is where psychometric profiles, and job matching software can be really helpful. You simple input information about who you are, what you like and your skills, and you can be presented with a list of options that suit your personality, skills and values. The trouble is that after you've done that you then have to spend the time actually finding these jobs and applying. But not with Happy Work; at Happy Work we've taken it upon ourselves to spark a recruitment revolution – with our profile you can be instantly matched with employers looking for people just like you, offering roles that perfectly match what it is you care about and are skilled in. We want to help graduates avoid the typical struggles of job hunting, and instead help you get into the right company, doing the right job, without all the trial and error most people have to experience. Just fill in your Happy Work profile for free today, and see how quickly you can find a job that's right for you.