How do you want to live your life? What are your goals? What do you aspire to? At every point in life: student, young adult, mid-career, second career, third career?, you need to set goals for yourself or go stagnant. You should do a thorough analysis of your strengths; self-knowledge goes a long way. What are your values, what drives you and how do you find employment that will align with what is important to you? The better the fit, the more successful you will be.