Selecting a career

how to choose a career that suits youPlanning a career is a lifelong process, which begins by choosing the course stream of your choice, getting a job and growing in the job. It is important to think wisely while selecting the right career and arriving at the right decision. The process of choosing a career is an introspective and important task. Here are some tips that will help you decide how to choose a career option that suits you:


Interests

It is the most important thing while deciding a career. When you study a subject and enjoy attending lectures, performing practical or doing the course work, etc. it will increase your chances of improved grades in colleges and further success in the profession when your work life begins.

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Skills

Another important aspect while deciding a career to be taken into account is your skills set. Talk to your family members, friends and teachers to find more about your skills. Doing a course work where your natural skill sets utilized, increases your chances of success both in the academics and further in the profession.



Priorities

Prioritize your choices; you will enjoy working if you are comfortable and have access to facilities you need. For example, if you hate traveling then do not choose a career which involves touring.

Work Environment Preference

Choosing work environment that fits your lifestyle including surroundings, people etc. and the sort of duties you will prefer your work life will be an advantage. Choose for a course where you may find suitable environment to work. For example, if you’re an asthmatic then do not choose for a course in civil engineering. A civil engineer requires lot of field work.

Work Satisfaction

Satisfaction in work is very important. Choosing a career, which may give you a sense of satisfaction, is important and ultimate key to success. For example, if you enjoy design building then you may choose a course in architecture. Select a career options which you enjoy most like the sports, painting, designing etc.

Knowing Your Career Options

Make a list of the career options which you think suit bests to your personality and strengths. If you like working in the non profit sector? Maybe you’ll want to consider a career in social work. Do you like to create things? Maybe a job in engineering and development for a large corporation is in the cards. Are you inclined towards glamorous jobs? Maybe a career in films or aviation will be the best for you.

There are more than 9,000 careers in the world out of which one is your dream career. You don’t need to explore all of them but then how do you know do that the career is your dream job. Meet people from the same field you’re considering. Attend industry forums and trade shows. There’s no substitute for learning about what’s involved with the day-to-day work responsibilities than hearing it directly from the people who are actually doing it.

Decision Making

Now it’s time for you to decide. Keeping in mind people switch careers between five to eight times during the course of their working lives. For now, choose a career  based on your careful  research and analysis and Goodluck!



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