What Job is Right For Me?

The other day I chatted a bit about going from freelancer to full-time employee and that got me thinking, what job is right for me? Are you out there searching for a job but haven’t a clue where to start looking?

Do you know what job is right for you?

Do you have a career in mind?

Or are you just looking to make money to support your family?

Regardless of your answers, today I’ll be sharing some tips to help you find what job is right for you. You’ll be able to find jobs near me, and learn what jobs pay the most money when you make the choice to continued reading.

What Job is Right For Me?

What Job is Right For Me?

Take Career Assessments

You can easily take some assessments to find out what job is right for you. Maybe a job at Ssbhg.ca or the local cafe makes sense for you. Perhaps you’re destined to be the CEO of some large corporation, who knows.

A career assessment will help you figure all those answers out as you search to find the answer to “what job is right for me?”

Make a List of Options

You’ll need to truly think about what type of job works best for your skills and personality. You can click here to find out more about that process. I’m sure you’ve had some jobs throughout your life, by now.

What jobs made you happiest? What jobs felt like the perfect fit? What type of job are you most passionate about?

Research What Companies Need

Now that you’ve made a list of options and perhaps taken a career assessment, why not research what companies need. You may find a job that’s based on your skills at some large firm in your area.

During your research, you may even come up with anew clever job idea that you can pitch a company. Be confident about your skills and how you can better help a company by being a full-time employee for them.

What job makes the most money?

If you’re basing your job search on jobs that make the most money then you may be in for a letdown. The top five jobs that make the most money include:

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Surgeon
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
  • Obstetrician and Gynecologist
  • Orthodontist

Now, if you’re looking to see what jobs make the most money without needing some four years plus college degree, then how about this list of what job makes the most money:

  • Media and communication equipment workers
  • Power plant operators
  • Elevator installers and repairers
  • Commercial pilots
  • Transportation, storage, and distribution managers

How can I make a lot of money without a college degree?

I only have a high school diploma. I received that in 2000 and while I did take a couple of years of Accounting, I never finished college. I sit here making money from the comfort of my home doing my dream “job”.

I make a living writing for myself and others every single day, and while it has taken me since 2006 to get to a consistent annual income that makes it worth it for a family of five, I’m making enough now.

You too can do what you want for a job without a college degree. A college degree may be necessary for many jobs, but it’s not a requirement for all jobs.

Always Review Job Descriptions Fully

Always look through the job description to see what’s required before applying. Make sure your skills and educational background match the minimal requirements.

Then you’ll want to create a cover letter and resume. I always have an updated resume on file on my work PC. It’s something I was trained to have from a young age.

You can hire someone to write a fabulous cover letter and resume for you, I’m sure some people on Fiverr may do that. I have done it only for friends and family in the past, although I enjoy writing cover letters and resumes.


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  1. I love that you discussed opportunities for those without a degree. I know plumbers who make more than surgeons. It also depends on how much of an entrepreneur you are.

  2. I have to stop working after having kids, then I started my blogging earlier it is not for making money. Now I am making money not that much .

  3. This is great advice. I haven’t had a traditional job in 30 years. I’ve recently applied for some jobs, but only half-heartedly.

  4. Just so you know, there are “blogger” type jobs available at the cooperate level. I applied for a few in 2016. There are so many options available especially as a marketer.

    1. Thank you for your comment, yes, I used to work many jobs from home for the corporate world throughout my 14 years of working from home. There are many opportunities online and outside of the home, this was merely helpful for those who want to figure out what job may work best for their skills and passions. I hope that you’re doing something that you’re passionate about.

  5. Thank you for these tips on how to make the right choice. I have been considering a career change.

  6. I am one of the lucky ones who is doing what they love. I think if you don’t do what you love life would be pretty miserable.

    1. Oh gosh yes! I am that lucky one too, girl! It makes all the difference in the world and our health! Thank you for your comment, xoxo.

  7. Such great tips. I love working from home now, but I did have fun having colleagues before. Those were the days.

  8. These are some great tips. I started off freelance writing despite going to college for Criminal Justice. I thought freelance writing was my dream job then it turned out doing executive assistant work was my real passion, outside of blogging, of course.

  9. All these information are great! I am satisfied with my current work right now. I do not want to go back in the corporate world because of personal reasons.

  10. Your post gives lots of information for those who are undecided, or those who want a change. What a great post.

  11. This is a really great post – I’m still not sure I know what job is right for me – I seem to have just fallen into blogging, which I do love so that’s something at least. When I was a child I wanted to be an archaeologist.

  12. I think blogging and writing is what is good for me. I find I can’t handle being around people for too long, so working from home has been perfect.

  13. this can def be a great trial and error for some ha i thought i wanted to do one thing for the longest time and then it went a totally different directions until im finally happy with what i do 🙂 great ideas here to help out

    1. It really is a trial and error process, isn’t it? I also think we change over the years. I went from wanting to be a firefighter (age 6) to a teacher, and then settled down ready to be an accountant (took 3-4 years of education for it) and then ended up back to what I was most passionate about – writing. I wouldn’t change my “job” for the world now. Very fulfilling and I think that’s the key – always doing something that gives you purpose and makes you feel fulfilled.

  14. After years of trial and error I feel like I am finally in a good place. It is hard starting out and I see the issues of starting out fresh in my daughter who is in college right now.

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