How To Identify Your Career Potential
Many of us have a strong (and sometimes maddening) feeling there is a job out there which 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 where our talents and interests truly lie.
We feel the clock ticking mercilessly, and the constant 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 this class 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 to parental and societal expectations and how these influence our decisions
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.
'I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.'
– Jerome K. Jerome
Eyal Halamish has been an activist, lobbyist, political staffer, management consultant for Fortune 500 companies in banking and mining and a social entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of OurSay, an organisation which helps leaders level with their communities with easy to use technologies. His organisation has received a Crikey Media Innovation Award and the International Association of Public Participation Core Values Award in 2013 for helping civic leaders make relevant decisions by keeping their communities close. Eyal is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, Sandboxer, Unreasonable Institute Fellow, and Center for Sustainability Leadership Fellow. Social change and making a difference is in his blood.