Gaining continuous knowledge is key to growth as an individual. In the growth stage of a person, there is a transition phase from the child dependent phase to adulthood where a younger person no longer has to be dependent on their parents and society and has to make the most out of life. Responsibilities such as bills, etc. come in like the waves at the sea and can’t be stopped. One often spends a great amount of time working while trying to make ends meet to live the dreams one had envisioned while growing up.
Now, it is important to know that your career choice can positively or negatively affect your life. This means your career path will affect you in terms of income, job satisfaction, and way of living. The following questions should be carefully considered when choosing your career in order to make the right choice.
What are your interests?
What are your skills?
What are your talents?
What is your personality? Are you introverted or extroverted?
What are your likes and dislikes?
Do you enjoy working alone or working with people?
What are your values?
What are your aspirations?
What kind of lifestyle would you want to adopt?
What are the top 3 professions you are currently interested in?
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 to 10 years?
What do you expect to achieve from your career?
Does your personality align with your career?
Does your career align with your values?
Does your current education suit your career?
Where is your current education pointing to?
Why do you want to pursue this career? Are you choosing this career to satisfy your parents or society?
Are you a creative or analytical person?
How confident are you in yourself?
How much time do you want to invest in your career?
What motivates and demotivates you?
How much do you want to earn?
Are you willing to take risks for your career?
Would you want to work in an office setting or other setting?
Will this career fulfill your financial needs?
Are you taking this career based on finances or passion?
Are you willing to further your career if the need arises?
Are you willing to relocate as a result of your career if the need arises?
Carefully study the questions above as many times as you would want to and provide honest answers because your success in life is important.