Finding your zest, in order to boost your career in mining you want to make sure you are doing work that:
Self-Audit: 3 things you will want to investigate about yourself when it comes to what you enjoy and value.
By comparing these qualities with the work you are currently doing, you can decide what you’ll do to make your work more fulfilling.
Then again, if you are already actively taking into consideration a career change, this self-audit will help you start to think about the direction you want to take.
A great place to start revealing your zest is to list experiences and accomplishments from your past that you are particularly proud of.
2. What Do You Value?
The reason you stick with a difficult task, take on a long-term project or switch careers midway through life has a lot to do with what you value.
3. What Are You Good At?
Whether you have had to work hard to master a skill, or it comes naturally, you’re likely to prefer doing work that you do well. The trouble is, we often don’t take the time to think about all of the things we are good at. Perhaps it can seem arrogant, perhaps we take these things for granted, or perhaps we just assume that everyone can do equally as well.
Now assess the things that have made you most proud, the things you value the most, and your master skills. Combine all of these together into a list of the top five things that are important to you for career in mining fulfillment.
Review your list; you now have a good idea of your strengths and the things that you need to be doing to feel a sense of accomplishment.
Take some time to consider how close the fit between what you want and what your current mining job and mining industry offers.
If you have a close fit, then this will have at least have given you a bit of a boost? For many, the practice of sitting down and looking at their strengths and values is a huge confirmation that what they are doing is right for them.
Sometimes we need some confirmation that our present path is the correct one. Equipped with that knowing, it is much easier to be re-energized and get revived. What’s more, it allows you to focus yourself completely on your current careers in mining, rather than wasting energy wondering if “the grass is greener on the other side.”
Where there is a large difference, you should reassess your career path. You may be able to motivate yourself in the short term to stick with a job that isn’t essentially satisfying, however, the effort you put into self motivation might be better spent planning and securing a career that will meet your personal needs.
Equally, the better the match between your career path and your personal and professional needs, the more career satisfaction you will enjoy. Your job is to constantly monitor what is happening and keep your career on target.
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