For me, I like math and at my first job I found that I really enjoyed counting out cash at the end of the day and filling out our bank slip. After a while, I realized I could do accounting, and I went from there, and I love my job. Good luck!
Shante recommends the following next steps:
In the end though, remember you're career path will not be set in stone and you'll be able to adjust along the way. Best of luck.
Make a list of all your options, whether those are tangible job opportunities, education, or career paths. Once you have everything written down, you can parse out what isn’t exactly right, and narrow your goals. When I made my career shift, I knew I couldn’t go at it alone. I decided I wanted to learn from the best — so I started working with mentors.I know finding your dream career isn’t easy, and the path can be scary. I remember it well. But just because it’s daunting doesn’t mean it’s not worth it! Think about how much time you’ll spend at work in your lifetime — 90,000 hours for the average person. You want to make sure you’re using your time to your advantage, by pursuing a career that makes you happy, aligns with your values, utilizes your talents, and more. You have the power to get there, and now you have the tools to get started.
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John recommends the following next steps:
You can then shortlist a few areas that you have interest on.
2. You can then do more research on the careers on your interested areas. If you are not sure on the related careers, you can raise the questions in this forum again. If you have a chance, you can speak to someone who works in these areas.
3. You can then choose 2-3 careers that you really have interest and work towards on these careers. Perhaps you can also check on the qualification requirement, etc.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
Hope all is well. I would recommend adequate career counselling, this is very vital before embarking on any jobs. We should strive to get a job in a profession that excites us and drives us. I would suggest looking at online videos of different professional paths, as well as analyse what professions are typically pursued by individuals having a similar academic background as yours.
This would really help you clear your mind and land on something.
1. What excites you?
2. What do you like to do to keep busy?
3. What are you good at that involves #'s 1 & 2.
4. What could you see yourself doing for the next 20-30 years that you enjoy. If you don't enjoy your job it becomes just that a JOB and not a career.
5. Obviously you have to make a living and money is at the top of that but this should always be the last motivator in your career search. Simply this if you love and enjoy what you do everyday then the money shouldn't matter.
Great question. Hope this helps.
The point is that no one expects your first job out of college to be your last one. Employers expect that recent grads will have a few jobs before they figure out their long-term career. Utilize the career center if you are in college or the guidance counselor if you are a high school grad. They will normally be able to offer you a career inventory test that may suggest careers that would leverage your skills, training and personality and are likely to be a better fit.
Once you can figure out an industry or type of job you may have a aptitude for, weigh the differences between a big company or a small business. A big company will likely offer you some good training and many different job or career paths, while a start-up may provide you with a chance to wear many hats at the same time and experience many different jobs right away.
As the Hollywood producer said, if you start something and feel it is not a good fit, there is no harm to "blow up" that branch you are on and go down a completely different one!
Akhil recommends the following next steps:
I would start with pursuing a college degree in an area that you find enjoyable, or classes you find interesting. For me personally, I pursued a degree in Business, as I knew I preferred math related topics and not classes quite as heavy in labs. As your progress through classes and get more exposure to the possible job types in those fields, you will learn more what interests you and what doesn't. Also, there are so many more career paths than you can possibly foresee, so I think the degree is the starting point.
As you begin your career, I suggest networking. Meet as many different people in different fields/teams and learn about what they do. As you network and meet more people, you'll be able to make moves into areas that you love and more doors will open for you through the connections you have along the way.