Choosing a career: How do I decide?

Trying to figure out your career path today can be very confusing for many people. There are a lot more choices and options as compared to people looking for a job in the past. This wide selection leads to higher chances of choosing the wrong job for you. For the employee, it becomes an unhappy living and to the employer, it leads to a less productive and passionate employee. So, before starting a career, one should really look into which career best suits you.

This post will provide some guidelines. Keep these in mind before making your decision and choosing a career path:

Skills & abilities
Start by making sure you have the skills and abilities required for the career job description. If you do not have the skills then you would have to be willing to learn them and expand on them!

Choose a career that requires qualifications in order for you to distinguish yourself from other people.

Emotional decision & inspirationCh
‘Feeling inspired’ and motivated may be the best way to manage the process of a career decision.

Social reasons
You should clear out any unwanted external influences when it comes to your career decisions. Hearing your father’s voice in the back of your head telling you to study law should not be the reason behind you becoming a lawyer. You are the one to be responsible for your career choice.

Your salary
How much you earn should not be the biggest reason that you follow a career path.
You will not have a sustainable career if you don’t enjoy what you do.

Lifestyle and future life
A job determines how your life is going to be. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, the job you choose makes up a good percentage of your day. Therefore, one should think and plan out their future strategy before they opt for a career. You should also examine your life plans in regards to your relationships and family and decide your ideal future.

Come to terms with who you are and how much you want something. If you have come to the conclusion that you do not have so many ambitions and prefer a low-key life, accept it and do not put yourself up to a heavy-duty job.