Too many choices are not always good, especially when it comes to choosing your career.
These days, professionals are seen swapping their job titles and toggling between various companies. The positive part of this trend is that as a young professional, you have a lot of choice. At the same time, all choices are necessarily not good and may lead to a big confusion.
Here are a few things to consider while deciding the right path for yourself.
Follow your Passion
Our Parents, teachers, friends have been suggesting us all the time to “follow your passion”. While some people have a clear passion, many of us fear that we’re not doing it right if we don’t have one burning career goal to pursue.
If you’re trying to choose a career, you should think about what you would do if you didn’t have to work. If you had a million dollars and you could do anything, what would you do? Your answer to the question may give you insight into what you should do.
Consider your Hobbies
Your hobbies are insights to what you like and dislike. Therefore, it is very easy to turn your hobbies to something you love doing into a future career. Consider what you like to do and how that might fit into a career. If you like drawing or art, consider becoming a graphic designer.
What is the best environment for your personality type?
Asking yourself this question will help you find what you need in your work environment to thrive. It is all about determining you needs; whether you’re more of an introvert or an extrovert.
An introvert may be more attracted to a quieter research role, while an extrovert will thrive in a busy, loud sales office. Public speaking and frequent contact with clients are also factors to consider.
Where do you want to live?
This question is another aspect of deciding on what to pursue in your career. Think about the lifestyle, culture, transportation, food, and all the factors that you would consider before deciding to relocate for a job. Rather than focusing on identifying a direct path, first determine your own needs and goals, and then sync your findings with what the world has to offer.
Consider your Financial Situation
Change is never simple, but having a plan that outlines your steps and financial requirements makes it doable. Your ability to pursue or change careers may hinge on your financial situation. Some career paths require special schooling and this is sometimes expensive. However, there are lots of government programs to help you pay for schools; education loans, scholarships, and apprenticeship programs.
Make a plan with financial considerations and that you can follow through.