Apr 25, 2016 04:36 AM EDT

Tips On Landing The Right Career

Finding the right career may be as elusive as catching a unicorn. It seems as if there is actually no perfect balance between work and life.

Motto reported that job unhappiness is the norm. There are a lot of employees that are dissatisfied with the way that their career is going now.

"For self-aware people, the answer feels like it should come from within," the website wrote. "Individuals who believe happiness is a choice are left to wonder-'why can't I just be happy?'"

In a 2014 poll by Gallup, it was noted that only 31.5% of U.S. employees are engaged in the workplace. Moreover, the younger workers are the least engaged of the group.

The publication advised that, before pulling on the plug and start finding a new career, it is important to stop and reflect on what the real problem is. Motto listed down the following questions to guide you in finding the right career.

  • If money weren't an issue, what would I do?
  • What type of role or mission would I be excited to tell my friends and family about?
  • What makes me most curious?
  • What do I do best?
  • What am I most passionate about?
  • What projects (paid, volunteer, or school-oriented) have I most enjoyed working on and why?
  • What kind of work environment do I thrive in? (Collaborative or autonomous? Do I need clear structure, or can I be scrappy in an ambiguous environment?)

Figuring out what motivates you is also essential when looking for the right career. You would also need to develop your personal brand and seeking out advisors for tips.

Building one's network is said to be the "key to finding the right opportunity." Of course, gaining relevant experience and skills would not only help you create an interesting resume, it may also help you find what you are truly passionate about.

"Be patient and realistic in your approach," Get Set Resumes wrote. "Things do not happen overnight."

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