Some people ask themselves several times a day, “How do I the find the right career”? “What is my calling?” “What will make me happy?
Finding the right career is not always easy because sometimes we just don’t know what the right career is. It’s not always about earning a huge salary. If you find the right career for yourself, one that you really enjoy, you will be more content with your life. Also, getting up in the morning will be much easier.
Here are some steps you can take to find the right career for yourself:
Make a List
Make a list of 10 things you enjoy doing. Regardless of how silly they may sound, write them down. Then review your list and figure out what careers might encompass those things.
Research the Careers on Your List
Research the careers you come up with on your list. Find out what type of education is required; find out what the income potential is; find out what the daily activities are in these positions; and find out what the career path is for each job on your list. Picture yourself getting up every morning and heading out to the jobs on your list.
Talk to Your Friends and Family
Ask your friends and family what they think. Ask them what they think your strengths and weaknesses are. Ask what they visualize for you. Their opinions may be totally off from what you have been thinking and of no interest to you at all. However, you may hear something from one of them that you may have not considered but sounds intriguing.
Meet with a Recruiter or Career Advisor
You can make an appointment with a recruiting firm or a career advisor at your school. A Career Consultant may be able to tell you more about the path you are considering. They may also be able to give you the pros and cons.
Do a Career Assessment Test
You can also go online and do a career assessment test. These tests will ask questions about your personality, likes and dislikes, etc. This may give you additional insight into what may be a more rewarding career for you.