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What job to do when you love nothing?

You haven't started your professional life and don't know what job to do? You don't have a passion or you don't like anything in particular? Maybe you've already started and you'd like to change jobs because what you're doing doesn't suit you? What can you do to change direction? Fulfillment at work doesn't come naturally, especially if you don't know who you are and what you like. Here are a few pointers to help you choose your path and/or explore the possibilities of professional conversion.

Why don't you like anything?

Before asking yourself what career to choose or thinking about a change of direction, if you feel that you don't like anything in particular, perhaps you should identify your blocking points: stress often affects you? you're anxious? you're lonely? shy? angry? sad? 

Nothing about you is negative. On the contrary, your character traits, like the emotions you feel: anger, sadness, stress, like what makes you happy, can help you find clues to what you like, by discarding what you don't. 

For example, if global warming upsets and angers you, you may be able to move towards a more virtuous job  or company:

If you want to fight to preserve human health, you might be interested in: 

If you're currently working, get to the root of the problem: what's making you dislike what you're doing? Maybe you just want to change team or work environment? Do you want to change company? Would you like to take your job in a new direction? Would it be beneficial to do away with certain tasks? Would you like to start a retraining phase in a structure more in line with your values? Perhaps being an employee no longer suits you?

What's more, when this lack of fulfillment is linked to boredom at work, a lack of meaning and/or burnout, it's better to act rather than continue, at the risk of reaching burnout.

A skills assessment to take stock

If you want to take your thinking one step further and ask yourself the right questions to guide you, think about your career development or retrain for a new job/sector, a skills assessment can provide you with the answers. As part of a skills assessment, you'll focus on your aptitudes, what you're good at, what you like to do and what you like to do, based on your past experiences and your various professional stages when you have them. This can help you change the way you look at yourself, by discovering what you like to do, and even identifying one or more passions.

An assessment is a training program run by professionals, supported by group and/or individual coaching. Collectively, it enables you to exchange ideas with people from different backgrounds, who share the same problem: how can you steer your career to achieve professional fulfillment? In a group setting, you can discover professions and training courses of which you were unaware. What's more, we offer individual support to help you deepen your own thinking. Although an assessment costs a certain amount, it can often be financed via the CPF (Compte Personnel de Formation). Jobseekers registered with Pôle Emploi can also ask their advisor to top up their CPF to enable them to finance the training.

At the end of the assessment, you may not have THE answer to all your questions, but one thing's for sure: you'll have met, exchanged and moved on!

👉 Jobs_that_makesense references several organismes de bilan de compétences financables avec le cpf ou l'Opco

👉 To find out more about balance sheets to take stock, you can also read the dedicated article.

Some ideas for high-impact jobs

Solitary professions

Are you a rather solitary person? There are many jobs in the web industry that you can do on your own: web copywriter, graphic designer, IT developer. Of course, if you're going to grow in the job you're doing, you'll always need other people, just as they'll need you. But that doesn't mean that these are jobs where you don't interact with other human beings. On the contrary, they offer more time alone. Crafts and agriculture are also professions where you can be alone for a large part of the time. On the other hand, avoid jobs that involve a lot of customer relations, such as sales or saleswoman.

If you're a solitary person, freelance status can enable you to work from home, adapting your work so that you're alone at certain times. What's more, in terms of training, to put your skills to good use or make a success of your freelance conversion, SocialDeclik proposes the Freelance for good training course.

Remote professions

To balance your time at work and at home, you can also work remotely. Many digital professions and office jobs can be done from home (graphic designer, web editor, developer, salesperson...). If you're interested in this possibility, find out about a company's telecommuting policy when you apply.

Jobs for the shy

If you're a shy person, you may not want to go into professions where you'll be required to speak in public, host events, sell and negotiate to customers in sales positions. This could be a source of stress for you. So you can start cutting out activities that could put you in great difficulty, or even put you off the world of work. And there's nothing to stop you from returning to these professions at a later date. Here are a few jobs for immersion in the impact field, which offer a more suitable framework:

Web and IT professions such as Data analyst, IT developer, graphic designer in high-impact structures. The salary offered for this type of job is actually quite attractive!

As impact companies you have for example ekWateur which offers 100% renewable electricity, wood and gas or 2 tonnes, which organizes workshops to reduce emissions in order to work on the development of their web platform.

If you don't want to go to university

Whether you're just starting out or looking for a career change, there are also jobs in the impact sector that you can do with or without a school-leaving certificate. In the craft industry, you could work as a cycle mechanic, for example. You can also discover the profession of herbalist, protect spaces by becoming a natural spaces maintenance agent, or valorize objects and materials by becoming a valorization agent. After the baccalaureate, you can also take a sandwich course to immerse yourself in the world of work, alongside your coursework.

👉 To discover these few careers you can read:  5 careers to work in the environment with or without the baccalaureate

If you need training ideas

Maybe the problem is that you can't see yourself in a job because you don't know what training might interest you? To find out more about the content of our training courses, take a look at the impact training highlighted on jobs_that_makesense. Many of them can be financed via the cpf!

👉 It's this way

Test things out and we'll see!

Unlike our parents and grandparents, the notion of a career has evolved! Today, you can experiment with what you like and what you don't, and make your choices accordingly. Perhaps consider the elements that are REALLY important to you when choosing a (new) career path: job security? Work-life balance? Work environment? The business sector? The company's mission? Salary? The possibility of advancement? After high school, internships and work-study programs are great ways to experience the professional world. They give you a clear idea of what you like and don't like, and help you draw up your career plan.

👉 To get an idea of what impact companies have to offer, you can read some job offers over here!

Further information

👉 The 32 professions recruiting for impact.

👉 Discover testimonials about professional reconversions.

Taking action

👉 Find a job with a positive impact

👉 Training for jobs in the ecological and social transition