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Beyond Job Titles: Discovering Your True Career Fit

Episode overview

Awakening each morning with a sense of purpose for your work is a dream for many, but reality often tells a different story. Many of us feel disengaged and uncertain in our careers. We understand this struggle!

In this episode, Pete Newsome and Rachel Serwetz from Woken discuss why career navigation is challenging for so many. Rachel provides insights on the difficulties of pinpointing the ideal career, highlighting the need for deliberate career exploration, particularly in college years.

They discuss the hurdles in identifying suitable career paths, the shortcomings of conventional resources, and the critical role of proper support and advice.

39 minutes

Career path exploration guide

  • Commit to the journey: Acknowledge and embrace the uncertainty of career exploration.
  • Reflect on your affinities: Identify your natural skills and what you enjoy.
  • Explore content and industry: Reflect on topics of interest and explore aligned industries.
  • Define your ideal environment: Consider the work environment and experience you want.
  • Separate roles and industries: Understand the distinction and explore various roles.
  • Conduct efficient research: Use online resources for quick, efficient research.
  • Network for real insights: Set up calls with professionals for valuable insights.
  • Embrace iterative learning: Learn, reflect, and pivot based on discoveries.
  • Seek external support: Consider a coach or mentor for personalized guidance.
  • Prioritize engagement and fulfillment: Focus on roles aligning with values for fulfillment.
  • Stay realistic: Understand challenges and strive for realistic alignment.
  • Take action and be proactive: Act on insights gained and be proactive in finding fulfillment.
  • Leverage clarity for job search: Streamline job search based on gained clarity.
  • Consider external support’s practical benefits: Recognize the benefits of supporting inefficient decision-making.
  • Maintain an open mind: Overcome limiting beliefs and be receptive to new insights.

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About Pete Newsome

Pete Newsome headshot

Pete Newsome is the President and founder of zengig, which he created after spending two decades in staffing and recruiting. He’s also the founder of 4 Corner Resources, the nationally acclaimed and award-winning staffing and recruiting firm he started out of a home office in 2005. Pete’s primary mission back then was the same as it is today: to do business in a personal way; with a commitment to zengig becoming the most comprehensive source of expert advice, tools, and resources for career growth and happiness. When he’s not in the office or spending time with his family of six, you can find Pete sharing his career knowledge and expertise through public speaking, writing, and as the host of the Finding Career Zen & Hire Calling podcasts.