There are many different circumstances that one can find them self in when looking for employment. They range from the first time Jobber, to the 25 long years deep and seeking a career change. Every scenario requires a choice, a choice that will inevitably lead to a career with job security, generous pay and fulfilment; well that’s what you would hope for. The problem with the thought process behind today’s career seeker is that their choices tend to be mostly wrong as oppose to mostly right the majority of the time.
That then leads us to the question, so how do you make the right choices, well at least the majority of the time?
Making the right choice
In order to make the right choice one should ensure that it is based on something that they are interested in. I know, but we have all heard that before haven’t we!
Although true in its purest form the statement could do with a little more breaking down. Making the right career or job choice is based on a combination of that, and a few other things such as;
· Something that you are deeply interested / passionate about
· Something that that you already have the developed and required skillset
· Something that suits your personality and characteristics
One could argue that if you are really passionate about something, then you will naturally be good at it. Yes that is true but you also need to be prepared for the journey of educating and developing the skills for what you are passionate about. For example; if you are a person who is passionate about becoming a Lawyer but at the same time hates the process of long hours of study, then you should maybe think a little longer about whether this would be the right career choice for you. That should not be a statement of discouragement to anyone but a reminder that thorough thought is needed when making such a choice.
The average person’s view
The average person’s view in regards to making a career choice or going for a job is usually viewed with one predominant interest in mind; how much will this pay me?
Obviously the financial element plays a major part in making this sort of decision but it should never be the soul or principle factor. There are far too many people who are in perceivably good paying jobs and are yet unhappy due to the long hours and stressful work environment. Could it be that maybe that was the wrong career choice for them? This is also coupled with a mentality which sets in that doesn’t motivate you to change your job through financial complacency, and thus you have yet another extremely well paid person that hates the sound of their alarm for work in the morning.
Making the right choice is important but so are the things that drive you toward that choice. In a perfect world we would all grow up knowing first time exactly what career we wanted and then we would be there happily for the rest of our lives. If you concentrate on those things that drive your choice, then at least you can increase your chances of securing that career that is right for you.