Step 1: Reflect
What causes are you passionate about?
On the flip side, issues that make you angry or upset can also offer a path to making change. Not sure what fires you up? The Passions Mosaic tool, customized for Net Impact, can help you articulate your passions.
What do you value in a job?
Do you care most about salary or prestige? The ability to make an impact on a larger community? Or maybe work-life balance is most important to you. If you need help articulating your priorities, check out the Career Significance Navigator tool (also customized for Net Impact).
What type of work energizes you?
Think about the activities that make you lose track of time or provide a deep sense of satisfaction. This can be a good starting point for thinking about what job function might be best-suited to you.
More Than Money Careers, our partner who customized the above tools with Net Impact, offers additional career resources on their site. Echoing Green has developed some additional questions for self-reflection, and self-assessments such as Career Leader, Strengths Finder, and MBTI can provide useful insight as well; many schools’ career centers can provide access to these resources and assistance interpreting the results.