Why Staying Curious at Work Can Lead to the Career of Your Dreams?

If you want to be successful in your career, curiosity is a skill that you must have. Being curious will allow you to learn more about your work and find out other interests you never knew you had. Considering this fact, how can curiosity help you get your dream career? Isn’t too much curiosity bad?

Well, there is a saying “Curiosity kills a cat” but if you are being inquisitive and eager about learning, it can actually be a blessing in disguise.

Here are some of the reasons why being curious at work can help you land your dream career.

It Helps You Make Connections

If you are curious in your work, it will help you start building connections.

You will be able to ask your colleagues about their work; what kind of opportunities are available and discover leads that will help you with your own career choices.

If there’s an interesting project ahead, check it out and see if you like to do it. If you do, ask the team leader if you can help and this will help them know you are interested to help.

It Reduces Job Anxiety

Curiosity can also help you deal with job anxiety, especially if you are new to the job. Your curiosity will drive you to research about your employer, find out your job and the people you are going to work with.

When you get interviewed, you can take the time to ask more about the company and be reassured that this is the company to be with.

Knowing ahead what your company’s mission and vision will help you to align your expectations in your new job. As well as knowing the company’s culture will help you to fit right in and avoid awkward situations.

It Helps Professional Development

Being curious is a big bonus in work because it helps you stay open with what you can do. Even though you studied your responsibilities in school, there will be cases you will be thrust to jobs you are not familiar with.

Your curiosity will inspire you to learn more about these new tasks and understand why these tasks are important. You will also help you stay updated with the latest about your industry and keep you ahead of your peers.

As you show your determination to learn more about your career, it helps people see you know what you are doing. They will also see you as a person to go to when there is something new in the industry.

It Can Help Give You Job Fulfilment

Curiosity does not just satisfy your interest about your career. It also helps you achieve job fulfilment because you are able to go beyond your set responsibilities.

As you take on responsibilities, the faster your career develops and grows. You also get recognized for your efforts and awarded for it. Since you are now okay with any challenge, you can now pursue other opportunities that can help you with your career. 

Final Words

If one wants to help their career grow, it is important that they take a risk and be curious. If you are not curious and take the challenge, you will be stuck in your current career with no way to improve.

So, when you see something that catches your attention in work, don’t be afraid to act upon it. It could help you realize what you need to do to catch that opportunity you need to grow in your job.

After all, lady opportunity doesn’t knock on your door often. Grab that chance!

If you want to achieve that dream career, you need to know these facts:
Best Ways to Prep for your Dream Job Interview
Top Job Site to Hunt Down Your Dream Job in 2019
A Word Of Advice: Why Is It So Hard To Land My Dream Job?

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. cigarman501 says:

    I retired after 45 years in education and found curiosity served me well…I’m still curious. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you for your contribution. Cheers!

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  2. Most definitely, Kally!

    As you point out, curiosity is effective from the very beginning, at the job interview. Looking back, I remember asking my interviewer, “What do you like most about this job?” then, after she answered, “If you could change one thing about this position, what would it be?”

    Topsy-turvy the whole situation. The interviewer becomes the interviewee!

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    1. Kally says:

      Haha! How smart of you! I wish I have your guts. I probably will be too nervous at interviews to think straight.

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      1. Oh, me too, Kally! Up until five minutes into the interview, I was a wreck. Then, suddenly, I calmed. That’s the way it always is with me.

        Did my questions work? I did get the job, but it’s possible my boss thought, “What a stupid question. Who’s he trying to impress? Oh well, I suppose I’ll hire him anyway. Maybe he usually isn’t so annoying”

        If that’s what she though, she was wrong on that last part!

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  3. One can be too curious, which can be a threat to others (..” he wants my job”) holding uncertain positions. Good share Kally!❤

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    1. Kally says:

      Good point! Thanks for highlighting that.

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  4. As a mental health nurse, being curious is a must. You need to be curious about your patient, their problem, their family dynamics in order to manage the care they need. I’ve always been curious and perhaps that’s why I applied to study mental health. I was curious about what makes people tick, why people do the things they do and feel the way they do. Great post. Caz x

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    1. Kally says:

      Thank you so much for sharing your insight with us!

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    2. Kally says:

      Welcome to MiddleMe!

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  5. Gregoryno6 says:

    Curiosity is one of life’s true gifts. Pity the incurious, who will never try anything new and follow only the paths that are already well-worn.

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    1. Kally says:

      I pity them too! Well said Advice. Thanks!

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