Dream Jobs: Finding a Fun, Low-Stress Career
By Jay Leonardi
Posted on November 5th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Dream Jobs: Finding a Fun, Low-Stress Career
Is it possible to have a low-stress career that’s also fun? Yes, it is!
While you’re planning your career, why not go for a job that’s fun, interesting, exciting and low stress? It can be done, and in fact there are millions of people doing those types of jobs right now.
According to recent statistics, only 30% of people have what they describe as their dream job. Why not be one of them? With the right planning and preparation, you can have a career that is more fun, more exciting, and might even make more money. At JobQuiz, we know that your best career is waiting, but only you can take the steps to get there.
If you’re already in a job that you dread, it’s time to create a plan to make the leap from boring job to dream job. It’s time to find a career as unique as you are. If you want it badly enough, you can change your life today. You can finally make the kind of salary you’re worth by putting your talent and skills into a career that you love.
Five Steps to a Dream Career:
Step 1: Define what fun means for you.
What is fun for you? The answer is probably different for each person. You might find yourself saying, “I enjoy art,” or “I like helping people, or “I like writing computer code.”
My college roommate took calculus as an elective because he thought it was fun. He told me, “I just enjoy doing the problems.” Crazy! But for him, it was fun.
Another friend is a public speaker. Many people would be terrified to speak in public, but for him, it’s exciting and fun.
Define what fun means for you and you have the beginnings of a dream job.
Step 2: Find Your Talent
Don’t let your hidden talent go to waste. What talent do you have that can serve as the basis of a fun career? What are you good at that you love doing? Art? Writing? Acting? Scientific exploration? Motivating others? Creative design? Entertaining? Working with animals? Find the talent that you most enjoy using, write it down, and use it as the heart of your future career.
Your talent with a twist: Once you have identified your talent, you must seek ways to use that talent in the real world. Oftentimes, you must find a creative way to use your talent. For example, you might want to paint landscapes and portraits, but instead you find satisfying work at an advertising agency designing images for websites. Or you might want to be a stand-up comedian, but you find a career as a popular tour guide in a resort town.
Step 3: Prepare Yourself
You must develop your talent to a level where it can be used professionally. For example, you might enjoy photography and find that people compliment you about your photos. But, to be a professional photographer, your work must be extraordinary.
Your career preparation: Most people who have dream jobs have put serious time into developing their talent. Create a plan to give your talent the best chance. It might mean college, online training, or certifications. It might mean self-study and dedicated practice. Whatever your plan requires, write it down and take the time required to prepare for your dream job.
Step 4: Hard Work
“Nothing requires more hard work than preparing for an easy job!” If you want the joy of an awesome career, you’ll need to work very hard to reach your goal. Remember, it’s always worth putting in the work today so you can enjoy your amazing career for the next 40 years.
Step 5: Self-made Luck
Very often, people will say, “You’re so lucky” to someone with a dream job. In reality, it probably took years of effort, preparation and hard work to be ready for that moment when “luck” found them. In comparison, the person who has not done the work will say, “I was never lucky.”
Be that first person. It’s up to you to create self-made luck.
What are the Dream Jobs?
At JobQuiz.com, we understand that the beauty of a career is often in the eyes of the beholder. Some people want creative careers that allow for self-expression and the chance to create original works. Others want low-stress jobs that allow a comfortable life without deadlines, commissions or undo pressure. Some are attracted to unique careers that allow a work-life outside of the ordinary. And finally, there are those who enjoy intellectually-stimulating careers that fulfil their need for interesting and thought-provoking work.
Here are ten possible dream jobs in each category:
- App designer
- Art director
- Director, music ministry
- Fashion designer
- Multimedia artist and animator
- Producers and directors
- Videogame designer
Low Stress Careers:
- Conservation scientist
- Marine biologist
- Materials scientist
- Recreation worker
- Set and exhibit designer
- Solar photovoltaic installer
- Announcer, TV and radio
- Cruise director
- Hollywood stunt person
- Makeup Artist
- Musical instrument repairer
- Park ranger
- Tour guide
- Wine maker
- Aerospace engineering technician
- Anthropologists and archeologists
- Biomedical engineer
- Environmental scientist
- Growth hacker
- News analysts and reporters
- Software developer
- Training and development specialists
- Zoologist and wildlife biologist
Finding Your Dream Job
You can do this! Finding a dream career is not as impossible as it sounds, but you will need to have a plan and work hard to make it happen.
Look within yourself and find your passion. Discover the talent that is within you and take the steps to make it blossom into a career you love.
Picture yourself in the future living your dream. You might be able to imagine someone walking up to you and saying, “How did you get such an amazing job?”
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