Choose a Right Career
To choose a right career and to be satisfied with it the following things are important:
- Interest in the career you are choosing.
- Aptitude–which is the innate potential to do well in that field. For example everybody cannot paint and sing well. A successful painter has to have the inborn talent to do painting without which he can never succeed in his profession. Aptitude comes first, then followed by training in that field.
- Intelligence to grasp the art of working quickly.
- The type of personality to do well in the job, for example, to succeed as a good marketing executive, the individual needs to have the knack of convincing people as well as the ability to communicate well.
- Money to pursue the course.
As such, to succeed in any profession, having an interest and an aptitude for that profession is the most important thing followed by intelligence and personality. For some professions like psychology, marketing–oriented jobs, advertising etc that call for a knack of understanding and communicating effectively with people, it is very important.
Found below are some fears that a person has which may stop him/her from changing his/her job or occupation:
- It is so odd to change my line of work at 37.
- What will my friends say? I will be considered a failure.
- What will society say?
- Am I doing the right thing by changing my occupation?
- Will I be happy with my new profession?
- Just the thought of going and studying with people younger than me makes me feel like an idiot.
- Will I succeed in my new profession?
- Even though, you are scared to change your work, remember the saying ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’. So, put your fears aside and charge like a bull towards your goal.
If you have found out that you are not satisfied with your present job/profession then the tips given below can guide you to know your occupational interest and type of job desired:
In order to get your facts about your occupation clear, ask yourself the following questions:
- What kind of job gives me more satisfaction. Painting or a clerical job?
- Working in what area of interest would make me feel more contented with life?
- Is it easy for me to work under someone, or I feel I can manage as well as possess the qualities to run an organization or start a business.
- Do I like a job which involves me to move from place to place or do I prefer a desk job?
- Do I have the personality for it? For example: If I have to work as a Public Relations Officer, would I be able to communicate with people of different personalities without any difficulty. Do I feel confident enough to start a business.
If you can find out the aptitude for the occupation of your interest.
Once these things are found you should then see if she requires to take any specific training or education to fulfill her goal. If so one should do it without any hesitation. If required, you can take the help of a Psychologist, who would help you to understand your career interests. The Psychologist would administer an interest, aptitude test and take a thorough interview to check out the adolescent personality and intelligence and other details.