Selecting the right career path is the defining moment in your life, and it is the starting point of personal greatest. Today we will be discussing and addressing a common question that people ask all the time, which is how do I choose the right career.
The truth is that this is a big challenge that affects everybody, and it is a process everyone has to deal with throughout their lives. The majority of the working population on their own accord agreed that they do not feel adequately challenged by their current jobs.
Getting hired and staying at a job for which you are not ideally suited, or you hate to do is one of the enormous wastes of time in life, it will not only rob you of some of your most productive years but will render you redundant very early in life. So if you belong to this category of people, it will be a good thing for you to consider a new career path.
It will be a scary and challenging thing to do or the most painful decision to take. Still, hopefully, with some guidance, that decision will become more apparent, and of a necessity action within your reach, the first thing to consider before making any choices is yourself.
You need to look inward and think about the things you like to do and the things that you are good at doing. It is time to ask yourself a fundamental question, which is what do I enjoy doing and am willing to learn and improve on it on regular bases, and what kind of a job can allow me to do what I enjoy doing and grow in it.
The next step in this process is what is called informational interviewing; you do this by setting up informal meetings or coffee with prospective employers or representatives and people in the industry you are interested in. Gather a lot of information as much as you can from them regarding the industry, business, their company, the positions you have in mind, and other aspects of the industry you are interested in.
They will supply you with a lot of information to make the decision process more manageable as well as avail you some contacts in the industry you’ve chosen, also networking sites like the Linkedin platform is a great site to reach people in a specific industry that you might want to meet.
After the informational interviewing process and you have decided what to go for, I believe it is time to find a place to pitch your tent, and when you do, it is crucial to dedicate your whole heart in doing your job very well.
When you are committed to carrying out your job to the best of your ability, one of two things will inevitably happen, the first thing that might happen is you soon find out that this is the right career for you which is rare in the beginning but will become more evident as you progress on the job or you will find out that you are in the wrong career and you need to continue searching to get the right career.
No matter the side you find yourself in your career path, one crucial thing is to make sure that you put your whole energy in doing an excellent job in whatever career you’re trying out, and you will find the answer to these questions much quicker than you can imagine. And the process of deciding if it is something that is right for you in the future or not will not be time-consuming.
You keep repeating the process of finding a new job that you like and try it out until you find the right career that suits you, there’s a lot of trial and error involve in this process and also note that this process is very efficient in the advanced economy not in a third world economy where there is a high rate of unemployment.
One of the significant responsibilities you hold to yourself is to select the kind of work that you enjoy doing, and you are best suited to do. So find a job where you able to use your natural talents and abilities at a higher level.
Your own as a duty to yourself is to work at something that gives you joy and satisfaction, and you must find a job that brings out the very best in you and also inspires you to want to become excellent at what you’re doing.
Before we wrap up, I’d like to leave you with a thought to share with your friends and families; selecting the right career path in life is the starting point of personal greatness and will lead to a fulfilling life on earth.