Do you feel chills when you’re asked about your career choices?
Are you pretty much dumbstruck or do you fumble sometimes or just answer it for the sake of answering. Probably that’s the time when you pressure yourself with the question in your mind: How To Choose A Career?
Sooner or later everyone deals with this question.
Don’t be in a dilemma! Career choosing can be theoretical sometimes, sometimes impossibly mechanical, and at other times routinely confusing. When we look back to those time periods, ( SSC,HSC, and Graduation) we’ve been envious of those focused kids who knew what to do, when to do, and eventually learned how to do it. They guided themselves or were guided so well, that there was no confusion when they made their decisions.
But, for the people on the other side of the spectrum, “Choosing a career” rings a thousand bells.
The best advice given to me on choosing a career is, ‘Ask yourself, What career would you choose if money wasn’t a constraint?” Once you have the answer, choose that as a career and trust your decision. Money is never the constraint until you make it!
8 points to keep in mind when choosing a career:
1) Make a gist of your interests:
Jot down what intrigues you to choose it as a career. It may be in the fields of fashion, art, cinema, finance, business.. and so on. Your mind helps a lot when you do things that interest you.
2) Study yourself. Explore!:
This is for all those who are unaware of themselves and their talents. Knowing yourself better, gives a clear idea on who you are, what you like and eventually helps you land on a smooth decision.
3) Don’t join the rat race:
Don’t choose finance or marketing because your best friend chose it as his/her career. Take your time and help yourself choose the career that is YOU!. Trust me, you’ll be only happier.
Take suggestions, opinions and advice from peeps. (But make sure you end up brainstorming with none but yourself. Remember the suggestions that you think are helping, and forget the rest. Take suggestions from many, but don’t let them hamper your choices. You don’t want to end up in confusion. Eventually, your choice matters the most.
Do it on your chosen interests and gather statistics of how much scope they carry in a long run.
Have a small meet-up with the ones who’re already working in that field. Post your queries, and connect with them on a networking site.
7) Financial Status:
Don’t be doomed thinking that being poor will not let you pursue the career you choose. There are scholarships everywhere. Make a small research on how much the career you would like to choose may cost you.
8) Believe in your instincts:
Do what the gut feeling says. Believe yourself, your choices, your instincts and guts. They’re there for a reason.
Choosing your career shouldn’t be based on what you can afford. There’s no such barrier for the ones who’re poor. Being unwealthy doesn’t restrict you from pursuing your careers. There’re a lot of scholarships and other helpful enrolling programs for students with an unstable financial background. Breaking the ice with your own mind is the very initial part of self-knowing. Be your own friend first. Explore yourself and know yourself better, know your choices even better, and initiate your career with an amazing choice.
As I’ve said before, “The best advice given to me on choosing a career is, ‘Ask yourself, What career would you choose if money wasn’t a constraint?” Once you have the answer, choose that as a career and trust your decision. Money is never the constraint until you make it!”