For many people, the idea of a ‘career’ means doing something they don’t want to do for nearly 40 hours a week.
But it doesn’t have to be like that.
Not everyone wants to work a full time 9 to 5 job and not everyone’s lifestyle adheres to that kind of commitment.
If you can find a job that fits your lifestyle and your interests, it doesn’t have to be a painstaking part of life.
Follow these tips to work out what career would be perfect for you:
Maybe you’re a keen traveller, or you spend every Wednesday working at a homeless shelter. Work out what the days and times are that you are ok to work. From this you’ll know whether you’re looking for part-time, casual, or full time hours over different parts of the week.
Perhaps it is the charity work, or you like to create your own jewellery, or you are fascinated by international politics. Which of these things might you love to be part of every day?
Maybe you’re a free spirit who doesn’t want to be tied down to a work commitment. Many job opportunities are casual or temporary, where you still have that freedom. Perhaps you’re a night owl who would prefer to work overnight, or you’re a sociable person who needs to be around people all the time.
You could be naturally talented at something, or you’ve picked up some skills in the past. Use these to get into something you can do and develop. You might even be known in your friendship circles as a great talker who could sell anything to anyone.
Your career doesn’t have to be a struggle or a reason to dread getting out of bed. Carefully think about what you could do to match with who you are and find something that fits perfectly into the life you want to lead.
Even if your lifestyle means you can’t work every day, or you’re always on the move, there are jobs for you.