Being in the right career means you love the work that you do. You feel fulfilled, purpose driven and content. You feel that you are making a difference.
There are several assessments, skill builders and personality tests which can help you determine if you are in the right career. Before utilizing those resources, take a personal assessment of who you are, what you have accomplished, and why.
As for me, I am an HR professional with over twenty years’ experience in corporate HR for both profit and not for profit organizations. I have always loved the people aspect my work. Before resigning to become a full time entrepreneur, I began to feel burn-out. After a year into my own business, I realized that I have simply gone back to my beginnings. I have gone back to the things that I love that are fulfilling and rewarding. I have always loved writing, poetry, English, speaking, and helping others. As a matter of fact, I graduated from elementary school Valedictorian and gave the graduation speech for my class. I participated in drama, clubs, student council, the school newspaper, and every type of youth organization you could imagine. I was a peer counselor, a teen advocate, and mentor to younger students. When I graduated High School and went to college, I majored in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Communications. I was going to be on the news! I had dreams of becoming a news broadcaster. I would stand in front of the mirror and rehearse saying “This is Monique Denton, Channel 7 News, signing off.” My dreams were so vivid that I could see myself sitting at the news desk and covering stories all around the world.
My elementary school graduation. Valedictorian, giving graduation speech.