Which Career is Right for Me

Selecting a career and further career development goals form an important part in everyone’s life and therefore, choosing the right career becomes equally important. But many people spend their lives running behind things which are not meant for them, or in which they are not interested, but are doing it just to earn a living.

Let us discuss what a person expects out of a career. Or specifically, what you would like your career to give you―happiness, satisfaction, success, security, excitement, time for family and friends and of course the financial benefits. Well, these are the basic factors that one expects out of a career. You can decide the order of these factors according to your own demands and expectations.

Choosing a career is very important for everyone. This is because if you have a definite path to follow in life, it will be helpful for personal goal setting. With your goals set, you can start working in a definite direction and succeed in life. Now, you might say, “Come to the point. I know all this! Just tell me, which career is right for me?” An interesting fact is that all the above mentioned facts themselves are going to form the base of your career development and also help you to select your career.

Selecting a Career

Determine Your Interests

This is our first point of discussion, because what interests you is more important that anything else. Do not let the different career opportunities in the market confuse you. Rather you should be able to find the career of your interest. Do not let your dream to ‘get set in a career’ make you fickle-minded. If this happens, you will find yourself doing something that you are not interested in. Follow your interests. Do not opt for a medical profession just because your friends have done it or your family members have told you to do so. Of course, the medical profession is indeed a good career option, but here the question is, are you interested in it? If yes, then go ahead.

Think Logically

Suppose you have chosen to pursue a career in engineering. Think whether you can afford to study engineering? Do you have enough resources available to initiate and continue with the studies? Are you good at science and mathematics? If yes, then don’t wait! Step ahead. But, if you have an element of doubt for all such questions, you need not worry! Just make sure that you make all the necessary arrangements and avail a bright career that is waiting for you.

Foresee your Career Scope

Many times, people choose a career which is booming, but then the demand collapses after a few years which can lead to a situation. Such people do not have any option other than a career change. However, to avoid such a situation, choose such a career that has a bright future after some years or at least when you will complete your studies and start working. Do some research and also consult your elders in this regard. Their experience would help you find a way out, but yes, speak about your interest to them. Do not think of a career having a bright future 20 years down the line, as of no use at this stage. Choose something which has a steady future in terms of growth. However, small ups and downs such as saturation point in the field or economic recession are part of the global economy. Such things should not divert you from your motive.

Make a List

While making a choice, make a list of all the things that you expect out of your career. I have already mentioned the basic expectations, find out whether you want something more. Check out if your choices be able to fulfill those aspirations.

Explore your Uniqueness

You might be average looking, but remember you are unique and there is no one in the world like you. Do not sail in the boat of common people, just chasing financial aspirations or just working for the sake of earning your bread. Choose a career that would bring the best in you and therefore become a good medium to prove yourself to the world.

Make a Wise Choice

Do keep in mind, all that glitters is not gold. The objective behind this is that you should not run behind glamor or things that look beautiful from far. Make a wise choice. Whatever your expectations might be, everyone at the end of the day wishes for happiness and satisfaction. Some career options might appear thrilling and exciting to you in the beginning, but with a detailed study, you will understand the drawbacks in them. Therefore make sure that your choice is wise and you won’t need to repent on your decision in the future.

How to Choose a College

Higher education paves a path for your career and shapes your personality. It can propel your career in the right direction, and provide you with golden job opportunities. It helps in developing analytical and reasoning abilities in you, and enhances your communication skills. It is a place that encourages you to pursue your career in the field that interests you the most, and can develop your hidden talents by enabling you to participating in various extra-curricular activities. Therefore, you should conduct a self-assessment, in which you should ask yourself what field you excel in and enjoy the most?. This will give an idea of the career you should choose, and will also help you in choosing the right college for the purpose. It is always better to evaluate your skills and interests before choosing, as these precious years can either help you move forward or restrain you from fulfilling your potential.

Tips for Choosing a College

It’s not easy to pick the best college, as there are so many that you can easily get confused. But always remember that you shouldn’t simply go after the ‘reputed’ colleges, as there are many that may be less famous, but are worthy of your attention.

Type of College: Apart from the type of funding they receive (public or private), colleges can be categorized into research and teaching institution. Out of these two, which one you choose depends on your career plans after you complete your college education. Another point that has to be considered is whether you want to take a two-year degree course by joining a community college or a four-year course by joining a university.

Campus Environment/Infrastructure: This is one of the most important factors to consider before making a selection. The quality of infrastructure is seen in whether it is equipped with proper classrooms, administrative buildings, workshops, computer labs, laboratories, seminar halls, student clubs, gym, etc.

Faculty: Just having a good infrastructure is not sufficient. Try to get an idea of the faculty and their teaching experience from someone who attended the institution.

Size of The Class: Classes may range in size from small (less than 2,500 students) to very large (more than 12,000 students). You should be very careful as the number of undergraduates may not exhibit the class size or the number of departments or faculties in the college. Due to this, you may either feel overwhelmed by the number of students, or more challenged to excel in such an environment.

College Fee: Another important point to be considered is the fees. But you shouldn’t rule out colleges just because of their cost, as there are many that offer scholarships, financial aid, and tuition installment plans or grants for students.

Choosing a college just because your special someone or friends are going there should not be a criterion of selection. You should evaluate each and every point on the basis of your personal preferences, like whether you will be able to adjust with the college’s social and academic environment. College life is a big turning point in every student’s life, and lots of patience and thoughtfulness is required while making a selection.