100% of 1 Students
HOW TO FIND THE ANSWER TO "WHAT CAREER IS BEST FOR ME"
Look at the flip side of your weaknesses. If there is something you hate to do, look at its opposite. For example, if organizational ability is not one of your strengths, you may be better suited to a less structured, perhaps designing cars where creativity is a higher priority than organization. If working in an garage makes you feel claustrophobic, perhaps you would prefer working outdoors in constuction.
When you’re wondering “what career of the two is right for me?” it’s best to think about the intersection between what you’re good at, what work is need most or what the world needs, and what you enjoy doing. The overlap between those three areas is your sweet spot, your career. Also, think about the overall work environment of the two different careers you’re considering. Do you thrive when you’re moving around all day or when you get uninterrupted time to work? Do you like a predictable schedule or variety? Do you enjoy interacting with others or having solo time to work on projects? Think about when you’ve done your best work and felt your best and use that as a guide to narrow what type of career might be best for you.
Separately, research helps! If you know someone in a field you’re thinking about, ask if they’ll have a short coffee with you (your treat) to discuss the day-to-day duties of the job. Interviewing itself is another good way to figure out what career is right for you. You can learn a lot about jobs by being interviewed for them, and an interview often forces you to boil down your interests and skills even if it ends up not being a good fit.
THE SHADOW KNOWS
If you aren’t sure what you’d enjoy, ask people you know if you can shadow them for a day at their job. Find out what they love most about their job, what they like the least. If they could change one thing about it, what would they change? What is their work-life balance like? What about their stress levels? Are they constantly working on deadlines, or is their work more predictable and at a slower pace?
CAN YOU PREDICT THE FUTURE
Lastly, even with your current skills and interests that are driving your present career aspirations, count on these changing over time and, therefore, leading to ever-changing career interests. Consider, a recent study revealed that millennials jump at least four times in their first decade out of college; as a result, it’s important to know that in choosing careers you need to reflect on where you see yourself in five years.
Hope this was helpfull Domenica
100% of 1 Students