If you look back a couple of decades, most of the working professionals usually ended their career in the same company they joined after their graduation. They hardly switched from one company to another and always waited for promotions and hikes as a regular working professional, irrespective of their skills and talent. The modern scenario is different and many graduates switch between different companies very frequently. This is mainly because of the hike and comprehensive experience.
Switching from one job to another is not a bad idea but you should have a reasonable explanation. Changing jobs frequently also adds a negative star to your career profile besides wasting your time and energy. However, by choosing a the right career path one can avoid this.
Choosing the right career option is one of the biggest decisions you should make to build a lucrative professional career. Taking this decision is not only the most important but also the most difficult task in a student's life. Hence, we suggest students put forth some questions to themselves that will help them choose the best career option. Here are some of the top questions you should ask yourself.
1. Am I Passionate?
The first and the foremost question you have to ask yourself is whether you are passionate to take up this career choice or not. You should also understand your interest about the specific work. Never decide your career based on just one skill/interest over the others.
For instance, if you are passionate to work in the gaming industry, pursuing computer science engineering is not a good idea though the gaming is associated with computers. A lot of research is required before choosing the career.
2. Will My Skills Match The Ones Required For This Stream?
Every individual will have a specific skill set, so ask whether your skills match the respective career you intend to choose. If you are passionate about a particular career choice and lack the skills required, find a way to develop and nourish them.
3. Can I Afford The Education?
There are a few career options, such as medicine, that involves a lot of money. It is not that you have to put your morale down if your financial status is not up to the level. Indeed, we suggest you find a way to support your studies such as through a sponsor.
4. Will I Get Job Satisfaction?
While choosing a career, one has to consider a professional career after a formal education. They have to assess whether they get job satisfaction or not with the concern profession. Job satisfaction and work environment are closely associated.
5. Can I Enjoy The Work Culture?
Every profession has its own work style and/or culture. Ask yourself whether you can enjoy the work culture associated with the career you opt for. We suggest students consider this point as well during the scrutinising process.
6. Will This Profession Take Me To Abroad?
Most of the working professionals are showing great interest in relocating to countries abroad. If you are also planning the same, think whether this career choice will take you there or not. You should do some research about the career opportunities abroad.
7. What About The Career Opportunities?
There will be more opportunities for some career choices than others. Taking the opportunities into the scrutinising process of career choices is not a bad idea. Devote time to this as well. One has to even consider the growth and pay packages.
The above mentioned are some important you need to ask before choosing a career. If you have answered all the questions with a cool mind, there is no need to visit the career counsellor. You can increase the list by commenting below.