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How to Choose the Right Career | Factors Involved in the Career Selection

BY: Deena David | Category: Careers | Submitted: 2010-06-16 17:20:40
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Choosing the right career is very important because only if the career that you have chosen is liked by you, will you be able to work well and perform beyond your own expectations. There are many people who do not know how to select the best career. They just select a career that came by them and then because they do not like it, they suffer a lot from the decision to do that particular career.

There are certain important methods that you can use to select the right career and these methods are listed here.

1. Education:

The education that you have chosen plays a major role in the decision of the occupation that you finally choose. There are some people who think that they have made the wrong decision to join a particular college only after they join and it becomes difficult to reverse the decision. If you are interested in medical and health related work, then you should try to join a medical school and not an engineering college. This is one of the primary things that you have to do.

2. What career is close to your heart:

There are many people who have a career close to their heart and finally when they have to decide on a career option, they choose some other career because of various reasons. This can lead to inability to adjust to that particular work and so they work in that profession with great difficulty. This should be avoided and when they make the decision, they should try their best to join the career that is very close to their heart.

3. Influence of other people:

There are many people who choose their professions based on the influence of the other people who are around them. This is one of the worst methods of choosing the profession. The reason for this is that when other people influence your decision on a job, you can be influenced in other matters too. You may not be satisfied in the profession you are in. Parents and friends are the two most common groups of people who influence others in their career decisions.

4. Compensation package:

There are many people who join a particular profession because of the chance of earning a lot of money. If they are not able to earn that much in the profession that they want to be in, they trade their ideals for the sake of the money. This may work very well in the short term when you get the money, but as time goes by, you will not be very interested in your job and feel that the money that you earn is not a very big deal when you compare it to the happiness that your chosen profession can provide.

It is always best to choose the profession that you like as much as possible. Even if you had to choose another profession because of some reason or other, it is better for you to try and seek the profession or career that you would like till you attain it as it is sure to keep you at peace and have a happy and productive life.

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