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Finding the Right Career for You

Finding the right career path is a very difficult thing in the modern world where pressure to earn a living can often prevent you from following a career which you will enjoy throughout your working life. Unfortunately everyone has to pay the bills but this doesn’t mean you have to be stuck in a job or career you’re not fond of for the rest of your working days. In this article we here at Jobulo look to help you discover the right career path for you and subsequently help you build the perfect CV to get you into that dream career.

If you are stuck in a ‘dead-end job’, feel you’re undervalued at work or want to find a career more aligned to your interests and passions then there are steps you can take to change this aspect of your life. Initially there are several questions you need to ask yourself.

  • What interests you in life?
  • Are there careers which include or revolve around your interests?
  • Do you enjoy engineering or technology?
  • Do you enjoy teaching others?
  • Do you have well developed social skills and like working with people?

19937870_mIt’s a good exercise to write your answers to these questions down on a piece of paper and use them to create a brainstorm of possible career paths which may prove more fulfilling than your current job. You may find that a career in IT will suit your interest in technology and computers. Or that re-training as a heating/air conditioning engineer will help you achieve your dream of working in a practical job. Perhaps you love sport and like working with children? Why not take a night school course to qualify as a PE teacher? Once you start looking into it you will be amazed at how many varied careers are out there and how many could suit you. Here are just some job positions which could suit you:

Office Careers

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Auditor
  • Book-keeper
  • Cashier
  • Credit Officer
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Data Entry Personnel
  • Secretaries
  • Personal Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Office Clerk
  • Office Supervisor or Manager
  • Order Clerk
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Postal Service Worker
  • Procurement Officer
  • Stock Controller
  • Warehouse Officer
  • Data Processor
  • Debt Collector
  • Financial Officer
  • Receptionist
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Information Officer
  • Invoicing Officer
  • Production and Distribution Officer
  • Travel Agent

Agricultural Careers

  • Agricultural Managers
  • Agricultural Labourer
  • Animal Husbandry Worker
  • Conservation Worker
  • Farm Manager
  • Farmer
  • Fishermen
  • Forestry Worker
  • Trawler Operator

Finance Careers

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Audi
  • Accountant
  • Budget Analysts
  • Cashiers
  • Auditor
  • Debt Counsellor
  • Economist
  • Loan Officer
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Tax Inspectors, Collector
  • Revenue Agent
  • Mortgage Advisor
  • Insurance Sales Agent
  • Insurance Underwriter
Construction Careers

  • Tile Paver
  • Carpenter
  • Carpet, Floor, and Tile Fitter
  • Ceiling Tile Installer
  • Construction Inspector
  • Construction Machinery Operator
  • Crane Driver
  • Construction Manager
  • Drywall Fitter
  • Electrician
  • Glazier
  • Lift Installer
  • Painter and Decorator
  • Pipe-layer
  • Plumber
  • Plasterer
  • Roofer
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Labourer
  • Stonemason
  • Welder
Creative Careers

  • Actor
  • Artist
  • Media Editor
  • Choreographer
  • Craftsperson
  • Dancer
  • Designer
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Musician
  • Photographer
  • Play-write
  • Producer
  • Singer
  • Song Writer
  • Website Developer
  • Web Designer
  • Writer
Healthcare Careers

  • Anaesthetist
  • Chiropractor
  • Counsellor
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dentist
  • Dietician
  • Home Healthcare Assistant
  • Medical Assistant
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Midwife
  • Nurse
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Optician
  • Optometrist
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physicians
  • Psychiatric Assistant
  • Psychologists and Psychiatrist
  • Registered Nurses
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Social Worker
  • Surgeon
Manufacturing Careers

  • Aircraft and Avionics Equipment Mechanic
  • Assembler
  • Automobile Service Technician
  • Boiler Operator
  • Bookbinder
  • Clothing Manufacturer
  • Diesel Service Technician
  • Engine Mechanic
  • Fabricator
  • Food Processing Worker
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Engineer
  • Heavy Vehicle Service Technician
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanic
  • Jewellers and Precious Stone and Metal Worker
  • Machine Operator
  • Machinist
  • Mobile Equipment Service Technician
  • Photographic Processor
  • Power Plant Operator & Technician
  • Precision Instrument and Equipment Production
  • Pre-press Technician
  • Printing Machine Operator
  • Print Finishing Machine Operator
  • Radio Equipment Manufacturer
  • Semiconductor Processor
  • Textile Worker
  • Tool and Die Maker
  • Water and Liquid Waste Treatment Plant and System Operator
  • Welder / Metal Worker
  • Woodworker
Professional Careers

  • Archivist
  • Clergy
  • Coach
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Correspondent
  • Court Reporter
  • Curator
  • Director
  • Instructional Co-ordinator
  • Interpreter
  • Judges, Magistrates, and Other Judicial Worker
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Library Technician
  • Market Researcher
  • News Analyst
  • Probation Officer
  • Reporter
  • Social Scientist
  • Statistician
  • Translator
  • Veterinary Surgeon
  • Veterinary Technician
Repair and Maintenance Careers

  • Automobile Body Repair Specialist
  • Electrical and Electronics Installer
  • Electronic Home Entertainment Installer
  • General Maintenance and Repair Worker
  • Home Appliance Engineer
  • Office Machine Engineer
Sales & Marketing Careers

  • Advertising Manager
  • Estate Agent
  • Marketing Manager
  • Product Promoter
  • Promotions Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Retail Salesperson
  • Sales Representative
  • Sales Team Manager
  • Travel Agent

Transport Careers

  • Air Traffic Controller
  • Aircraft Pilot
  • Bus Driver
  • Flight Attendant
  • Flight Engineer
  • Removals Occupation
  • Rail Transport Occupation
  • Taxi Drivers and Chauffeur
  • Truck Drivers and Delivery Worker
  • Water Transport Occupation
Service Careers

  • Barber
  • Beauty Therapist
  • Cleaner
  • Catering Worker
  • Chefs, Cooks, and Kitchen Worker
  • Childcare Worker
  • Correctional Officer
  • Dental Assistant
  • Firemen
  • Fitness Worker
  • Flight Attendant
  • Grounds Maintenance Worker
  • Investigator
  • Personal Aide
  • Personal Appearance Worker
  • Pest Control Worker
  • Police and Detective
  • Private Detective
  • Recreation Worker
  • Security Guard
Technical Careers

  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Architect
  • Astronomer
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Biological Scientist
  • Broadcast Engineering Technician
  • Cartographer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Chemists and Materials Scientist
  • Civil Engineer
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technician
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Drafter
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Food Scientist
  • Geological Engineer
  • Geo-scientist
  • Health and Safety Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Materials Engineer
  • Mathematicians
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mining Engineer
  • Mining Safety Engineer
  • Museum Technician
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Physicist
  • Radio Operator
  • Science Technician
  • Sound Engineering Technician
  • Surveyors and Surveying Technician
  • Systems Analyst
  • Town Planner

Once you’ve worked out the best career path for you you’ll need to get your CV in the best possible shape to ensure you get invited to that new career job interview. For the best possible CV you should use our CV builder it’s free to get started so why not create a wonderful looking CV today? For further tips on careers or job interview techniques be sure to check out our articles pages.