Sat 14 Jul 2012
Remember when you were little and someone asked you, “What do you want to become when you grow up?” You quickly blurted out the words, “A doctor, a scientist or an astronaut.” With starry eyes, you dreamed of that beautiful day when you would reside in a big mansion with your favourite car. Now that time has passed by, your interests and likes have changed for obvious reasons.
Finding the right career can be taxing. It can seem really difficult, but its not impossible. Here are a few questions you should consider before picking a career option.
Does it interest you?
Are you motivated enough to take it up as a career option? Does it gives you that ‘sense of achievement’? Are you willing to continue with it in the long run?
Does it suit your potential?
Are you qualified for it? If you like writing, it would be illogical to take up a banker’s job. You need to analyse your strengths and weaknesses and then decide which job suits you and your personality the best.
Do you really wish to do it?
Do the lifestyle and the ethics of the job suit you? For example, if you are not a social person, then a job like journalism might not be the right choice for you.
What are the other constraints to look out for?
List down the factors which you think are worth considering. They can range from your financial state to your geographical location. Consider them carefully before making a choice.
Is the career what you were really aiming for?
Is this the right job for you? Would you continue with it for the rest of your life or would you opt for a career change later? Would the field keep you professionally satisfied 10 years down the line?
Does the career offer growth opportunities?
Does it have a good scope in the industry? Read and research as much as you can. It can also be a good idea to consult a close friend or a relative who has good knowledge about the concerned field.
Hope this blog helps your dream career in taking off to the high skies. Good Luck!