At the beginning of your career or professional change, it is crucial to align all efforts towards success and contentment.
Of course, this starts with the career choice. Yet certainty seems to make many people apply for their dream jobs and dive into self-employment without thinking first. Hold on and contemplate about how your profession should look like.
All ways lead to Rome. Ensure to take the right turn.
A blindfold step in the wrong direction can cause significant personal (e.g. frustration due to the perception of being over or under burdened), familiar (e.g. conflicts due to too less joint quality time) and financial (e.g. bankruptcy due to mismanagement) challenges.
Be smart! A thoughtful decision will pay of thousand fold.
A deliberate choice for a corporate-employment or self-employment considering your personality, family and financial situation enables you to do your dream job with self-confidence. A prerequisite for recognition, success, and fulfillment – not only in the corporate world.
Take 1-2 hours to find out if you are better off as an employee or freelancer in your future or current dream job.
An effective way offer search engines in the internet. For example, you can enter your job plus “employee” or “freelancer” in the text box.
Your dream job is your dream job – regardless of the employment type.
This means: You do not quit your dream job just because it does not match your preferred employment type. Latter is a subordinate criterion. A hygiene factor, which should not be decisive when it comes to your career choices.
After the personality check, we cover your family situation.
Subordinate to your personal but superior to your financial situation. Why? People make you happier than money. This especially applies to those who are closest to you. Hence, they at least indirectly influence your employment type. This factor becomes naturally more important if you are a living in a single income household.
Finally yet importantly, we look at your financial situation.
This one is important. Otherwise, we would not reserve a subcontinent for it. However, your current liquidity needs to be subordinate to your personal and family situation.
Finally, the Employment Template will be your compass.
Apply a factor 2.0 to the personal, a factor 1.5 to the family and a factor 1.0 to the financial situation. This weighted approach reflects the different priorities of these areas in this particular decision. In the end, you just sum up all the points.
Regardless whether you want to work as an employee or freelancer: Key is to get the job! To this end, I recommend you to travel the countries written application (for employees) or founding (for freelancers).
Many people have difficulties to take decisions. You give them a simple questions and choice between two possible answers. Yet they spend hours to balance input factors and possible implications. If you recognize that you spend too much time over the Employment Questionnaire as well, just go for a walk to grasp some fresh air.
“My answers indicate that I would be better off as a freelancer. However, my career consultant told me that I can only work as an employee in my dream job?” Look: I do not know your dream job. Therefore, the following principle applies: The questionnaire is only a simple tool to guide you. In replaces neither your fundamental employment type research nor the conversations with a career consultant. You know your personal situation best. Just make an informed decision, which also feels good to you.
Indecisiveness and face value often lead to a delay in the actual career choice or job change. Ensure that latter is always your primary objective. The employment decision has to play a subordinate role in this process. As soon as you have your dream job, you will have time to change the employment type if necessary.