Choosing A Career That's Right For You

Keeping your options open when looking for a future career and how to choose a career field that is right for you.

Choosing a career and discerning what employment field or industry you want to be in for the rest of your life can be an incredibly hard task. In today's society many career fields require you have qualifications or experience that may take years to work towards, so discerning what path you wish to follow takes a lot of consideration.

When considering a career path, try to think of the things that you enjoy doing. To be happy in a career field you have to enjoy the work that you are doing. For instance, if you do not like animals then being a vet is definitely not an option for you. Also try to consider the things you know you are good at. Maybe you are a people person so working with people would suit you well. Perhaps you have skills in music or making things and these skills can be worked and molded into you career prospects.

The people who find themselves unsatisfied with their career choices are the ones who have gone into that career path for the wrong reasons. Perhaps they were trying to please someone other than themselves, or maybe money was a motivation, but the outcome has meant that they have regrets and are unfulfilled in their jobs. Money and family values may be a consideration when you are choosing your career and that is all right, but do not choose a career path based on these reasons alone.



When you choose a career path to follow, you should be excited by the prospects and genuinely interested in the field, especially if you intend to spend many years studying to get qualifications or gain the right experience. Of course many people go into a career field that is not of their choice for different circumstantial reasons. Perhaps they did not have the qualifications or were unable for whatever reasons, to get into the field they may have desired to. These people however may find that satisfaction or have reasons to then stay within that career field.

Gaining work experience is a great way to help you discern what does and does not interest you as a future career. You may discover that the job you always thought you wanted is not what you would like to do after all. Work Experience is also often a good asset when it comes to applying for employment and it can often help you to get a start in the field you want to. Through work experience you may gain vital contacts that will help you get into the industry you desire, or at the least you will gain experience and that will be well received by future prospective employers.

If you are unsure of what career to work towards, try to keep your options open. Try new things and do not be afraid to admit that something may not be right for you. Gain experience in different fields or choose a course of study that leaves your options open to many different career choices. Do not put limits on yourself or your options because the career paths and industries out there are endless, and the choice is up to you.

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