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How to Make Better Decisions About Your Career
Posted by Insightlink on 03/01/22
People say that happiness is when work coincides with passion when it brings joy. But for everyone, this joy is different. For some, this is a high salary or an opportunity to create or live with new experiences and meetings. And there are those for whom there is nothing better than peace and tranquility. But they all have one thing in common - the desire that their work is needed.
The points below are only recommendations and by no means binding prescriptions. In a matter as important and life-changing as making better decisions about your career, the final decision is yours and no one else's. Perhaps our instructions will help set your thoughts on the right track.
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Dream of identifying a set of career paths that fascinate you! Everyone has them. Close your eyes and conduct a cognitive rehearsal: include all sensory sensations and imagine yourself as a specialist in this field. You can “go” to this job for 10-15 minutes for a month before going to bed. If there is nowhere to hurry, you can thus devote a week to one job, then another. Imagine that you bake bread, work as a nurse, firefighter, lawyer, and so on. If any questions arise in the process, you need to read study those details that were not enough for a complete presentation. And in a month, conduct an audit, placing on a 10-point scale the assessment of feelings for each direction. Thus, you can feel how much be keen on a particular activity.
Make your own choice
Sometimes parents try to realize their unfulfilled dreams in their children. They forcibly send their sons and daughters to high-rank colleges, regardless of the dreams and desires of their offspring. So it turns out that a brilliant artist has been working as an accountant all life long, and a talented cook as a middle manager. As a result, everyone is unhappy. However, do not neglect parental opinion. It would be best if you listened to them, but the final choice of the profession should always be yours. In this way, you might be happy and take place as a professional. The same advice applies to those trying to choose a profession, succumbing to fashion. Remember that fashion is temporary, but a career is for life.
Study a lot
We need education. It gives us not only some occupational but also many social skills. For example, when studying for a career as a nurse, teaching helps us become more discreet, polite, sensitive, attentive, responsible. While most college programs aren't designed to provide the full scope of information in lectures and seminars, you'll learn how to search for information yourself from designated sources. For instance, if you are studying to become a nurse, resources by Osmosis can be extra helpful. It is impossible to learn and remember everything, but it is essential always to be able to find what you need. This phenomenon of education that someone may consider a disadvantage, but in fact, it is an advantage. Such a skill is indispensable in today's world filled with information noise.
It's never too early to think about choosing a career. Usually, a more or less clear understanding of vital interests comes in high school. At this time, you can already start working on your future profession: attend thematic events, read additional literature, etc. This will lay the foundation of knowledge for the chosen business.
Don't chase prestige
Young people mainly strive to get a specialty that has a certain status in modern society. Nevertheless, this is a very ambiguous point: the concept of prestige is highly vague; it depends mainly on the employee. Having reached a certain level and becoming a professional in your field, you will be able to manage it. Even the most prestigious and highly paid job will not bring you happiness if you are not interested in it, and you perform your professional duties under constraint.
The choice of a career must be approached consciously and carefully, taking into account all the nuances. Assess your strengths and abilities, analyze the situation on the labor market - and you will be able to make the right choice, which you will not have to regret later.
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