How to choose the right career?

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Have you ever been in a position where you were unsure about what you wanted to accomplish with your life? I've always been certain of doing one particular thing in life, but as I started to grow up, I started questioning my passion, interest and career. I'm often wondering if my loss of enthusiasm in the goals is an indication that I shouldn't pursue that as a profession, or whether it is a sign of my failure to devote myself to my ambitions, I am not sure. However, I'm sure you, like me, are concerned about your future job.

Choosing a career is not an easy decision to make. It is a decision that will shape the rest of your life and will need to be made with a lot of careful consideration. However, it is not impossible to know what your perfect career is. When choosing a career, there are many things you will need to take into account. These include what your interests are, what you like to do in your spare time, and what skills you have. In these cases, if you are not sure of what you actually want, career counselling may be the best option.

However,  you don't have to start with a counsellor. Choosing a career might seem like a difficult task, but it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes the best career for you is one that you would never have considered before, and this is where ‘self-knowledge’ comes in. Self-knowledge is the knowledge we have about ourselves, our interests, and our abilities. This is different for everyone, but it’s important to know what you want from your career and to find it. You can constantly strive to analyse yourself in order to locate the ideal career for you. A career counsellor will help you find an ideal one but if you want to find out yourself you can use the steps below to aid you in this quest.

Steps to help you choose your promising future career

Know Yourself 

The first step in choosing the right career for yourself is to take a close look at your skills and interests. Clues about what you might like to do for a living are often found in the things you are good at and have a passion for. No one knows you as well as you know yourself. People, no matter how close they are to you, can't tell you what your potential or interests are. You are expected to gradually comprehend your weaknesses, capabilities, potentials, and interests. The majority of us feel that our interest is our potential. NO, your enthusiasm for anything may turn out to be a sign of your potential, but this is not always the case. The terms "interest" and "potential" are not synonymous. When it comes to picking a career, knowing your interests and distinguishing between the potentialities that make you who you become is more important.

Here are a few questions to assist you better understand yourself when it comes to picking a career. It is one of the most important decisions you'll ever make. There are so many factors to consider: 

  1. What do you want to do? 
  2. What do you want to get paid? 
  3. What skills do you have? 
  4. What’s your personality type? 
  5. What are your interests?

Seek professional career advice 

What should you do if you don't know what your interests, weaknesses, or strengths are? Choosing what to wear to your best friend's birthday party is challenging enough; think how difficult it is to figure out what you want to accomplish with your life. It is impossible to dispute that it is tough. People who have always desired to accomplish one thing throughout their lives begin to wonder whether they still want to do it in their later phase of life. As a result, you should seek professional career advisors who can assist you in clearing your thoughts and provide you with something to consider. Counsellors are not just those persons who are familiar with college life or who are knowledgeable about all of the courses. These are individuals with a psychological background, have a strong grasp of human behaviour and understand people.

Career counsellors involve two aspects in their guidance - psychometric assessment and career counselling.

  • Psychometric Assessment                                                                                                                                          Psychometric tests look at a person's talents and preferences to offer information that may be used to assess a candidate's "fit" for a career. Counsellors can use psychometric exams to gain a complete picture of a candidate's personality and talents for a certain position. Skills, knowledge, talents, personality traits, attitudes, and job/academic potential are all factors considered when evaluating a candidate's performance.

These are few types of psychometric tests you are likely to encounter

  • Personality questionnaire.
  • Aptitude (or ability) test.
  • Situational judgement test.
  • Diagrammatic reasoning.
  • Numerical reasoning.
  • Critical thinking test.
  • Verbal reasoning test.

 

Employment or no employment

You must be aware of the available courses as well as the fact that whether or not these courses will lead to employment once completed. Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions of your life. Careers come with a whole range of responsibilities, inherent risks, and potential rewards. Whether you're just graduating high school or thinking about going back to school, you should know about all the options before you make your decision.

Know about the university

 

In addition, you must also be aware of the locations of the institutions where you wish to study the course. This is critical to note since there will be a lot of things for which you will need to prepare when applying to universities. You may need to prepare for certain entry exams, or the admission process may differ from what you anticipated. You need to be prepared

A backup plan is essential 

After deciding the most appropriate and available courses, admissions procedures, college locations, and so on, the counsellor will advise you on other career options if you are seeking counsellor guidance. It's always a good idea to have a backup plan, even if you don't intend to plan on using it. It keeps you from worrying about what will happen if this one doesn't work out. You may always return to your backup career and begin there. A career counsellor will advise you on how to pick a backup career so that you don't lose time if things don't go as planned.

If you are on your own and trying to choose a career for yourself, consider having a backup. You may wish to be a dancer and have a career in it, but if your family requires immediate financial assistance, you should likely select a professional vocation that will likely find you a job, since a dancer career may or may not be able to provide for your family. Although there will always be some uncertainty, you must have a career and backup plans that are practical and attainable since we live in a competitive world where having decent-paying work is essential to survival. Again, a comprehensive understanding of oneself is required.

Resources

Once you've figured out your potential, your IQ, your passion for courses, colleges, the admissions procedure, and other factors, you'll be ready to go on to the last but most crucial part. When it comes to picking a career, time and money are two crucial factors to consider. Are you willing to spend hundreds of hours reading and studying the topics you want to learn about? Are you willing to put in the work even when things are becoming tough? Are you going to be able to afford that expensive college education? Is it something you should invest in, even if you have the means to do so? Many of these issues will come up in your mind. Before deciding on a professional path, you must put in a lot of time and effort, thinking about these issues over and over again. Money and time both are important at the same time. When it comes to education, the cost of it should be something that you should be able to afford. Once you've been admitted to a college, you won't be able to make financial decisions in a single day. Money and time necessitate a lot of thought, and you should provide it.

 

Five youtube channels that focus on career guidance.

Sandeep Maheshwari 

Sandeep Maheshwari is one of the millions who have struggled, failed, and persevered in their quest for success. He had a spate of foggy dreams and a hazy vision of his life's objectives, just like any other middle-class man. He just had an unshakable passion to learn to cling to. He did succeed, and today he is motivating and leading millions of young people to follow in their desired paths.

Career Growth

This counselling company can aid you in making the finest selections in this ever-changing world of work. As it is more essential than ever to make an educated decision, you may wish to obtain professional advice on the topic by viewing numerous videos. Rather than only addressing courses, this YouTube channel, which provides a world beyond occupations, will cover a wide range of issues, from job choices to academic progress to study abroad.

MBA Crystal Ball

Crystal Ball provides the industry's top admissions counselling and application screening services. The channel owner or the creator, Sameer Kamat's best-selling book Beyond The MBA Hype has received high accolades from both readers and top MBA admissions officers. If you're seeking the top MBA admissions counsellors to help you get into your preferred school, look no further. If you need one-on-one assistance, watch a video on his YouTube channel or contact crystal ball. Choose the one that appears to be the best fit for you.

Student Khabri

Student Khabri, a student, will assist you with any of your career-related queries and concerns. College Reviews, Expert Interviews, and Career Opportunities, you'll receive the most up-to-date information about courses, exams, and universities. You can also contact their helpline number to get proper career counselling. 

Pushkar Raj Thakur: Business Coach 

Pushkar Raj Thakur is one of India's most renowned motivational speakers and business development coaches. He is known as the Youth Icon and Changes Expert for inspiring and assisting millions of people in achieving their goals. Pushkar Raj Thakur is a dynamic social media influencer who is well-known for his dominance in the digital realm, particularly on YouTube.

Conclusion

When I was little, I used to like watching cartoons. As I grew older, I began to like movies more, and my enthusiasm for cartoons faded. What caused this to happen? This was mostly due to the fact that viewing cartoons were my interest, and as I gained expertise and exposure, other things began to pique my attention. Perhaps you've had a similar experience. What you enjoyed two years ago may no longer be appealing to you now. So, why am I bringing up interest in the first place? What does it have to do with your professional life? It's all about deciding on a professional path.

After 5 years, you could wish to become an astronaut. Yes, you can be one, but you must first determine if you have the potential to be one or whether your interest is just piqued. As I told you, interest changes with experience but potential doesn't. Opt for counselling if you really need one and do not allow the costly fees to deter you from making the best decisions for yourself. If you believe you require assistance, it is okay to seek assistance from others.

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