Hundreds of options out there and hundreds of dreams in a small mind or maybe no dreams at all but a determination to prove it! But the million dollar questions remained unsolved – How to choose a career?
But now we’re here to banish your tension. This article will provide you with a perfectly scientific career choosing method that won’t let you regret on your decision in the end. This self-help approach will also lead to your assessment of yourself deeply!
Process to take follow
Self -assessment: Before opting for a subject, you need to know what you are made of, what is suitable for you, etc. Being aware of your strengths, aims if any, interests, values is the first step. To acquire this, you can take career tests. These are free and easily available on the Internet. Many also approach a career coach or counselor, but it’s wholly your choice. If your trust yourself, no need to go for professional help. Just a bit of surfing and a bit of focus will help you obtain the desired results!
Be aware of the options present: Now make a list of occupations or streams that you think are made for you. The career test, often known as a self assessment tool, will provide you numerous options. Remember; don’t be satisfied by a single test, take number of them to obtain accuracy. Now note down the streams that appear often on the lists and write them down. You have a start!
Look out for the occupations: You should go along exploring the occupations you have enlisted. You would like to know the educational qualifications needed, salary provided and other aspects. You can always use the Net for that. After this step, you would have considerably shortened your list as at some instances you’d feel the salary is not enough, at others the educational qualifications may cause hindrance.
Once you are ready with the handful of jobs you now have, go around talking to people you know who already are in the particular field. Firsthand knowledge is the best. Check if there are opportunities for you to enter the stream. Mark the negative points they present because after all, in the long run, you may have to face them! So there’s no harm in being ready before hand.
Aim for the best: Now that you know so much about your potential jobs, you would surely have your mind set on one of them. Once you feel you have the right one marked, set to work for it. Write down goals you need to achieve, for instance you may need to complete some course for a particular job or you may need to train yourself for some other job. So note them down in your action plan and get ready to do some solid work!
Launch yourself: If you were focused enough while performing the above steps, you certainly won’t have trouble doing this one. Just follow your action plan and train for the career you’ve decided. It may be difficult at times, it may seem impossible at others, but remember, you are strong and you need to prove your independence. So face the obstacles and enter the stream you’ve chosen. Once you’re determined, mark my words, half the journey is over.
Earning success is never a bed of roses. You will have to encounter numerous problems. It is never promised that once you’ve entered the work field, it’ll all go easy. But yes, if you really are working hard, you can achieve all you want.
So with that mind set, start on your career planning. Best of luck!