UniToShine Podcast wtih Magali Vives

How To Assess Your Skills, Experience, Hobbies And Professional Career To Identify What Is Your Dream Job And Your Happiest Life

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If you’ve been thinking about quitting your 9 to 5 job to launch your own business, but you still don’t know what, this is a must listen for you!  

In today’s episode, we have Magali Vives, HR Consultant from Krauthammer joining us to share some awesome insight on how to assess your skills, experience, hobbies and professional career, to identify your dream job and your happiest life.  

As an HR Consultant, Magali helps individuals and organisations to navigate periods of change. When her clients are considering changing their career, Magali helps people to organise and analyse their thoughts, as well as how to find new ideas. So for many years, part of her job has been to help individuals who were in this situation, to structure and guide them through a process of thinking, both to analyse what they had been doing in the past, and what they wanted and could do in the future. 

She gives you everything you need to assess yourself, to help you identify your dream job, to live a happier life!

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Top Key Takeaways

  • [5:51] Assess yourself! Take the time to analyse what you like, dislike, what you are good at and not so good at. 
  • [8:47] Reflection time is key! Either you take some time off to step back, reflect and analyse your professional experience, hobbies and what you wish your life to look like, or commit on a weekly basis to do it.  
  • [21:02] Don't quit your 9 to 5 job unless you have something! Everyone is different, so this might not be good advice for you all, however launching your own business has its challenges. Instead, reduce the volume of hours in your current job (if possible) while building up your business on the side. This way you gain confidence, and if it doesn't work, you still have security and financially stability. Safety is one of the first needs of any human being.  
  • [21:48] First look at your current work environment before quitting! Feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, frustrated doesn't always come from our job but more where we work. Before jumping into something totally new, explore the possibility of doing your current role, but in another company, somewhere where people share the same values as yours.  
  • [33:59] Find yourself a buddy and/or a coach! Quitting your 9 to 5 job to launch your business can be a rollercoaster of emotions. Work with someone who will challenge and question you. This will help you in your journey and towards your success. 
  • [37:45] Do your research first! Sometimes we idealise a different job. But how much do you really know about what this job involves? By doing your research you might realise that it is not for you. 

Resources Mentioned

  • The Japanese concept of IKIGAI
  • SWOT

Episode Timestamps

  • [5:51] Assess yourself! 
  • [8:47] Reflection time is key! 
  • [21:02] Don't quit your 9 to 5 job unless you have something! 
  • [21:48] Look first at your work environment before quitting!
  • [33:59] Surround yourself with buddies and/or a coach!
  • [37:45] Do your research first!

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