TIPS FOR CHOOSING A
Choosing a career is one
of the most important decisions everyone has to make
as it is the turning point of anybody's life. Some
people know exactly what they want to do with their
life and for them picking a career field might be
easy. But there are few people who find it very tough
to decide their career. Then again there are chances
that one might not be satisfied with the career they
choose and regret their career choosing decision
So how do students go about picking the right
career? Here are some beliefs people have when it
comes to choosing a career.
Is choosing career a Simple Job?
In fact, choosing a career is a complicated
process and students should give enough time it
deserves. Career planning is a multi-step process that
involves learning enough about yourself and the
occupations, which you are considering in order to
make an informed decision.
Can a career counsellor tell me what occupation
A career councellor, or any other career
development professional, can't tell you what career
is best for students. He or she can provide students
with guidance in choosing a career and can help
facilitate students' decision.
Why I can't make a living from my hobby?
When choosing a career, it makes perfect sense to
choose one that is related to what you enjoy doing in
your spare time, if you so desire. In addition people
tend to become very skilled in their hobbies, even
though most of their skills have been gained
Will making a lot of money make me happy?
While salary is important, it isn't the only
factor students should look at when choosing a career.
Countless surveys have shown that money doesn't
necessarily lead to job satisfaction. For many people,
enjoying what they do at work is much more important.
However, students should consider earnings, among
other things, when evaluating an occupation.
Once I choose a career, will I be stuck in it
No you'll not be. If you are unsatisfied in your
career for any reason, you can always change it.
You'll be in good company. Many people change careers
several times over the course of their lifetime.
Will my skills go to waste, if I change my
Your skills are yours to keep. You can take them
from one job to another. You may not use them in the
exact same way, but they won't be useless.
If my best friend or relatives is happy in a
particular field, will I be to?
Everyone is different. Six billion people in this
world has six billion thoughts. What works for one
person won't necessarily work for another, even if
that other person is someone with whom you have a lot
in common. If someone you know has a career that
interests you, look into it, but be aware of the fact
that it may not necessarily be a good fit for you.
Is all I have to do is pick an occupation?
Things will fall into place after that choosing a
career is a great start, but there's a lot more to do
after that. A career action plan is a road map that
takes you from choosing a career to becoming employed
in that occupation to reaching your long-term career
How can I know more about my preferred
There are several ways to know about your chosen
occupation. You may search several print and online
resources about that particular job and learn more
about it. You can even ask those who have been working
in that particular field from long time.