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You should be a Probation Officer

Updated: Apr 8

Remember those tests you did at school that would ask you a bunch of questions and then spit out what career you should go into?

I was advised to become a probation officer. I often wonder what answers I gave for that to have been the conclusion.

I have to admit that until recently I didn't quite know what the job of a probation officer entails.

So I decided to Google it (better late than never) and the result made me laugh out loud - "They help prisoners in transitioning to a better life once they leave prison".

Anyone else see a parallel to what I'm doing with career change coaching? I may not be working with offenders, but I am often working with people who feel like they're in a prison of sorts and aren't sure how they'll adapt to life outside of the work that's become such a big part of their identity.

I have no idea whether they still do these kind of tests at school, but perhaps they're more accurate than I've given them credit for in the past.

What were you told you should be when you were little? What did you dream of being?

I recently interviewed Danny Matthews about his career change journey, which all started with a childhood dream (spoiler alert: he's now living that childhood dream to the max!).

Watch the full interview here -

If you're ready to make a career change start by asking yourself these 10 super powerful questions to help you discover your next career.

Or read my book 'Ready to quit your job?' - 📚

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