When faced with a thought of where you want to be in 5 years from now, your mind can often turn into an argumentative scene from The Notebook with Noah yelling the words;
“What do YOU want?”
As the question repeatedly beacons; ‘ what do I want to do with my life?’, it can feels like the puddles of inspiration that once surrounded you have dried up along with the rain.
But what does that mean? That the sun now shines on, guiding you along a flower filled path to your career.
No, often it means you should take cover through the silence, while the eye of the tornado moves ahead. Then wait patiently for more puddles to form after it passes.
Research conducted by Hays shows that job security is an large factor for Australia’s Generation Y. After surveying 1000 people aged 18-30, it appears 45% of those expect to have 4-6 employers in the span of their career.
What does this mean? Basically that the decisions we make about what we want to do with our lives are probably the most influential decisions we can make.
While you brainstorm ideas try to picture Gerald Butler commentating on your decisions, and remember vampire slayer is NOT a real career (lets face it, it is easy to get carried away from reality when it comes to imagining what we want to do).
With the Australian Bureau of Statistics passing on the pleasing result that employment has had its largest monthly jump in 35 years, we continue to frantically search for the puddles of inspiration around us. The jobless rate as of August 2014 now sits at 6.1 per cent, a drop from 6.4 per cent.
This brings a positive shade to the flood of students graduating and seeking jobs in their field of study.
So while the decision to choose a career may seem daunting, be mindful that this may be something you will do for a big portion of your life. Therefore, it should be something you love doing.
With a reported 121,000 newly created jobs now on the market, it is time to get the answer you were seeking before you run your car off the road in an emotional mess and start reading the last of 365 letters.
Now, What do I want?
Watch this space…