“Do what you’re passionate about” is common advice, but it isn’t entirely accurate. While it’s important to like the job you have, it’s equally important to have some natural skill or talent for the type of work you’re involved in.
- Identify your «motivated skills.» These include any skills you’ve actually enjoyed developing, even if you haven’t had the opportunity to develop them much. When looking for new jobs, try to find an opening that will allow you to continue using and developing these abilities.
- The keyword, however, is «skill.» If you aren’t able to do the job correctly, both you and your new employer will be dissatisfied, no matter how much interest you have in the task.