Fundamentally, the goal of any job and any career is to support your lifestyle. This is why when looking for a new job, it is important to identify what you really value in life, fine-tune your priorities and then decide on a career that will allow you to live the life you want.
If you take a look at various relationships in your life, you will notice that in every relationship you play a certain role that comes with its own responsibilities. As your relationships change or as people in these relationships change, your roles and responsibilities also change. When you look at the relationships that you cherish most, you probably realize that one of your priorities in life is to spend time with people that you love.
Thinking about your interactions with others, your roles and responsibilities can help you define the things that are a must for you when it comes to finding a new career. For example, if you decide that you absolutely want to be spending a lot of time with your children, then a schedule that requires you to be at work instead of picking kids from school may not work for you. If you have sick parents or relatives that you need to be taking care of, you will have other considerations that come into play when looking for a job.
In addition to your relationships, you want to take a look at a number of other factors that play a role in the creation of a lifestyle.
These factors typically include your home, taking care of it and having or finding a place where you enjoy living. For some people, their faith and proximity to a church and a church community may be one of the deciding factors. Others deeply care about their hobbies, interests and volunteer work.