Exploring your own self will enable you to better identify professional areas that are compliant with your personality. As a result of facts, you will be able to target an education and then a company and position that will be closer to your preferences and skills. How will it feel to get a meaningful work, which will inspire you and make you wake up eager to engage? Isn’t this the perfect combo to naturally feel and be efficient and to make it more likely for you to progress and be recognised for your achievements? Close your eyes and picture it out. How does it make you feel?
Moreover, you may save time, energy and money because you may avoid making the wrong choices in the beginning and then have to reconsider it all at your 30’s or 40’s.
Some recent investigations show that millennials will probably change jobs 4 to 5 times before 32 years old (CNN, LinkedIn 04.12.2016). It is also a fact that motivations and professional interests vary along with time. This makes it even more obvious to learn to know yourself from the start. Because if you need to change job one day, you will probably feel better off being clear about who you are rather than feeling bad somewhere you don’t belong. It will also prevent you from taking a job only to fulfil your primary needs (namely to eat, have a place to live, social interactions…). Something young adults often do in the beginning unfortunately.