Whether you’ve been in the job market for a while or you’re a recent grad, you’re probably facing the question of where to go with your career. Learning what you are good at, what you care about, and what’s important to you is one way of answering that question.
Over at The Muse, Lily Zhang explains the formula created by career counselor Richard Ledier. The formula helps people decide the next step in their work life. The Formula is Gifts+Passions+Values, or G+P+V. Zhang explains:
Together, they form your calling. “Gifts” prompts you to consider your strengths. It’s always good to start with what you’re good at. Next, “passions” is essentially asking: What do you care about? Are there issues or communities in the world that resonate with you more than others? And finally, “values” are all about your lifestyle and personality. What is nonnegotiable about they way you work? According to Leider, altogether, using your gifts toward something you are invested in and in an environment that suits your values will lead you to your calling.
Unless you consider all three, you might be unhappy with your career choice.
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