How to Identify Your Career Potential
Many of us have a strong (and sometimes maddening) feeling that there is a job out there that could properly satisfy us, allowing us to develop our potential and talent. But we may remain troublingly vague about what exactly this ideal job might be - and what our talents and interests really are. We feel the clock ticking mercilessly, and are always under pressure to earn money and secure status. We tend to suffer this dilemma in private, feel ashamed of doing so, and wonder whether progress can ever be made.
At The School of Life, we recognise that there are few greater challenges than finding a job we can love - and at the same time, we’ve seen that with the right ideas in mind, enormous progress can be made towards knowing ourselves, identifying our true goals and grasping what we should do next.
In How to Identify Your Career Potential we will:
- Receive an introduction to a rigorous set of concepts and exercises to help us understand our career potential.
- Discover how to align our potential with the opportunities of the professional world.
- Explore our personalities and sift through our authentic interests.
- Consider a variety of blocks and inhibitions which prevent us from pushing forward with our instincts and desires.
- Pay particular attention paid to parental and societal expectations.
How to Identify Your Career Potential takes us from unfocused aspirations towards a clear-headed and realistic plan as to what our next professional steps should be.
Brennan Jacoby is a philosopher, freelance writer and consultant. He is a specialist in trust, exploring how it might be repaired when broken by betrayal, and developing ways to help individuals and institutions become more worthy of trust. Jacoby’s work is also concerned with morality, relationships and the impact of the Enlightenment on contemporary culture. Originally from Michigan, he gained his PhD in Philosophy from Macquarie University in Australia, and currently lives in London.
Samantha Clarke has three main passions in life; teasing solutions out of matted problems, being a catalyst for great ideas and supporting and inspiring individuals to make changes and be their best. Luckily she gets to do all three with a portfolio career between lecturer and changemaker, style educator and happiness consultant.
How to Identify Your Career Potential is one of the twelve classes that comprise our core curriculum. Our classes tackle the core themes of emotional life, from relationships and the workplace, to understanding the self and exploring our relationship with culture. You can explore the full curriculum here.
This class is in a sequence with How to Be Confident and How to Fail which together cover The School of Life's ideas on work.
Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.
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These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture, conversation and group activity.
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