What Influences Your Career Choice?

Have you ever thought what is the predominant factor in your career choice? An average person faces a number of obstacles when it comes to making the right choice and finding the perfect career for herself/himself.

Choosing the right career path is one of the most important and influential decisions that you make in life. A good career is a pursuit that requires your emotional investment and time. When choosing your career path, there are a lot of factors to consider.

Find Your Career Passion

The trick is to choose something you feel passionate about. What inspires you? The time flies too quickly and often you find yourself confused and asking yourself “Do I really want this job?”. To find your career passion is easy, simply give yourself a break. Take a time out from bustling metropolis and chaos in your life.

When I graduated from college I was both excited and frustrated. The question of how should I determine what career to choose for a long-term period stuck within my head. I was really nervous as I didn’t know the right answer. Then my brother advised me to take a personal time out. I pulled myself together and decided to take a walk on the beach and think about my career goals, my life and myself. After an hour or two I took my notepad and began answering these questions:

  • What brings me happiness?
  • What things do I feel passionate about at work?
  • What things about my work do I hate?
  • What am I good at?
  • How much control do I really need over my time?
  • Am I more extroverted or introverted?
  • What are my values in life?
  • How much money do I need?

Suddenly my answers gave me the right direction to my future job and helped me to better fit my passions, values and skills. My answers really motivated and helped me to choose the right career path and led to a job I truly love!

Make Your Hobby Your Career

Think carefully of what the main reason for you to choose your present career? Did you pick the job you thought will be glamorous or easy? Or, did you get a job that was related to your hobbies and interests?

Apparently, you were motivated with your salary and other aspects. As Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” I completely agree with this saying, as your future career success will depend on your emotional state and things that you are really good at. Your hobby can be a window to what you truly love.

Volunteer in Your Desired Career

Your career will be a reflection of your unique set of skills. So, there is no better way to know if the chosen job is definitely for you than to instantly collaborate with experts in this sphere. Explain your motivations to the potential employee and take your role. You will see, if you cope with all your tasks and handle the work given to you and still have a desire to work, congratulations, you definitely know what you want and have a great chance to become a good specialist! Gain essential experience and become a volunteer in your desired career.

Determine Your Financial Needs

Frankly speaking, the overall earning potential of your future career is a significant factor for you. Everyone has different financial needs and lifestyles, for some people salary of $30,000 per year could be unthinkable and for others quite acceptable. Decide for yourself what are your desires and financial needs and make a correct decision based on that.

Your Education

When making your decision about your future job, always consider your current level of education as it will significantly influence your salary. Many jobs have a specific set of criteria: most of them require college and university degrees, special training and other higher education. Being successful means taking some time to determine your goals, interests, hobbies and passions. Give yourself a time for personal exploration and reflection and you will surely archive maximum employment in your life.

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