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How can I know if a career is right for me?

I've been bilingual my whole life and I started interpreting for my parents at doctors appointments, but then I started to get interest to cutting hair and hair design stuff, and I don't know which one I really want to do. #life

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Jasanpreet Kaur’s Answer

Hi Kendra,

Right choice can only be made, when we actually step into the shoe. Do the following things to know what is right for you:

1. Take an internship or a volunteer job (In order to know how actually it works when you are in it).

2. Meet people who are in this profession from more than 5 years. Listen to them, their experience and challenges they faced. (In order to know: Are you ready for this?)

*Though challenge differ from people to people but it gives you an idea as a whole how things will be.

3. Read an articles on your fields.

4. Research on the growth opportunity available in it. (Pick which once sounds more iteresting!)

5. You should feel excited towards the field

6. I am sure above points will solve the dilemma otherwise, you can go to the student counselor.

At the end, I would like to say, always do your own research and understand the fields before you take any decision. As, then you will move with confidence and even you can then tell your parents the reason why you want to opt for it.

I hope it helps.

Good luck!

#help #career #life

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Martin’s Answer

Kendra, any advice I give you will be through the eyes and experiences I have gone through myself. Some people go most of their lives wearing many hats only to realize what they should have done or when they feel they should have moved on. It's the culmination of those experiences that will ultimately lead you to realize you are who you are because of what you have experienced. You should set goals for yourself, financially, professionally, personally and see if your job or career choice runs in correlation with these goals.

Best of luck

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Aditya’s Answer

If you are getting bored doing what you do. Then yes that job is not for you. You can always learn things but you can not learn interest. Sometimes yes you will have to continue in order to secure yourself financially. But one day you will have to take that risk in order to jump to that jab that interests you. that is your right job.

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Saquib’s Answer

This free career aptitude test can help you decide what sort of work will suit you best, depending on your personality.


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Claudia’s Answer

I agree with some of the other answers: try to find work experience to get a feel for the day-to-day of different professions, and reach out to people in fields that interest you. As you can see by this whole platform, people are out there willing to give advice. Don't hesitate to reach out to people to find out what their day-to-day looks like. I suggest either linkedin, or emailing people via email addresses listed on their website.