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how to know your passion ? can you some kind of career counseling??

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Suvebah’s Answer

Finding your passion can be daunting for some people. Especially those who seem to like a lot of things but don't know what they love. Or those who know what they don't want but have trouble articulating what is it they want. One of the ways is to looks at your life and your belongings. Look at your bank statement, your favorite movies, books etc. Also look at the people around you. Do you see a theme? Do you find yourself gravitating towards some things? At a very broad level what interests you the most is what you are most keen to learn. You can also take free online personality tests to find your true passion.
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Janardan’s Answer

It is easy to find your passion. Start by listing your interests. It could be listening to music, astronomy, law, sports. It could be anything.

Then from list of interests, find one that satisfies below criteria:
1) What is that activity that energizes you?
2) What is that activity that makes you feel good and like to do more?
3) What is that activity/hobby that you can do for long stretches of time? You don't feel bored or tired.

While most successful people had their career and passion tied, in reality all it may not be the case for all. And it need not be. It is great to have both passion and career align, but don't be disappointed if your first job is not.

With the new economy emerging (gig economy) and job market changing, people will be able to balance career and passion as separate tracks. For example, you could be working as an engineer and also pursue your passion working in NGO (Non-Governmental Organization, non-for-profit). In future, your job need not be tied to 9am to 5pm for complete year. There will be choice to work part time as per your financial needs.

My example - Till my 12th standard, I didn't know my interest or passion. My father asked me to do engineering. In first year, I liked computer programming. This was back in 1992 - 96. Access to computer was 1 hour per week. Internet had just started. I found programming so interesting, I used to read programs in many languages (FORTRAN, COBOL, C, C++). I read 6 to 8 books just on C++ language. That landed me in first job as APTECH faculty. My current job doesn't need me to code. But, I still like to do hobby coding. I built community of web developers. I cofounded JavaScript Meetup, where we have 9000 members from 13 countries.
Janardan recommends the following next steps:

Janardan recommends the following next steps:

List your interests
Find your passion based on above criteria
Follow channels and people on YouTube related to your passion
Follow channels and people on YouTube related to your passion
Take advice on how to apply knowledge, apprentice, projects
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Nija’s Answer

Hi Nimra,

I hope all is well. It can be challenging to decide your desired career path. It is okay and it is normal when you are having difficulty finding your passion.

In order for you to discover your passion, you have to figure out what are your interests. I would suggest for you to get a piece of paper and write down your likes and dislikes. Think about your personality and your strengths. Are you an artistic person; tech savvy; do you like selling products or starting a business; do you like helping others; and do you see yourself in the medical or teaching field. These are some of the things that you must figure out so that you can discover where you see yourself. I can say that if you are experiencing difficulty seeking the right path for yourself, it's okay. You are not alone. I remember when I started college, I was majoring in Computer Programming but I realized that it was not my passion. My job and my personal experiences helped me figure out my passion to go into the social work field because I enjoy helping people work through their personal issues. I find it rewarding. Therefore, you have to find something that makes you happy and motivated. If you continue to have difficulty, you can consult with a career counselor where you can participate in taking a career/personality testing to determine your personality and the type of careers that are suitable for you. You have the opportunity to network with different professionals; volunteer or do an internship to determine your likes and dislikes. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there to network with others and to explore different opportunities.

Also, you may want to consider to do a vision board where you can visualize where you see yourself and develop a plan on what steps you will take to accomplish your career desires.

I hope my response helps you to begin with a plan. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me. Just remember that you are not alone because there are others who are walking in your shoes. I have been there before. I believe that you will conquer and succeed. Good luck to you. Please keep me posted.

Nija recommends the following next steps:

Please seek guidance and consultation from a career counselor. Ask the career counselor to take a career and personality test to figure out your passion.
Explore your options on career paths that you are interested in. Continue to do your research.
Consider volunteering orndo an internship at different places to figure out your desires. Network with other people.
Create a vision board. You can use the google search engine to look at sample vision boards for ideas. For example, you can type career vision board or just vision board, etc.
Think about your strengths; what are you good at; and explore your interests and desires.
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Tom’s Answer

Hi Nimra, I agree with Ernst's answer below, and might also direct you to a book that speaks to just the subject you raised. The book is called "What Color is Your Parachute?" It's how to find your passion and frankly your 'runner up' passions too if you will. Find a used copy if you can.

Good luck.

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Mr.’s Answer

Nimra K,

What motivates you when you wake up? What do you feel is your input to the Earth? What can you see yourself doing for 30+ years and still loving it? When you can answer simple questions like that you will begin formulating an idea and eventually decisions. It is 2019 you can take more than 1 interests in your life and combine them to offer a service that only you can give. As far as career counseling I would recommend you check out:

https://aeo.com.pk as well as Eduvision

I wish you the best on your journey.

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Simeon’s Answer

It can be really hard to nail down your passion early on. The best thing you can do is find ways to learn about the fields you're interested in and talk to people who currently hold those jobs. You can get a sense for if its a good fit for you. I wouldn't lead out with the passion per se. For instance, just because you like food and tech, I wouldn't say you'd necessarily like being a food chemist or a chef. Both of these fields operate with very different working conditions. You have to get a sense for the work environment, job expectations, team dynamics, company culture, career route, etc. Watch videos, read, and try to get a better understanding of the options you're considering.
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