Having tones of options in your brain, about choosing your right path for your career, how will you take the decisions if you do not have any idea about rights and wrongs? How will you know whether the career you are going to choose will suit you in future? There are enormous amount of things which you should redo and recalculate for multiple times to choose your career. You must make use of soul-searching questions before you choose your career.
MAKE A LIST OF THE THINGS WHICH YOU ARE GOOD AT, THINGS YOU LOVE, AND OCCUPATIONS WHICH YOU ARE READY TO EXPLORE
Now-a-days, all the parents in India, burden their children to choose their career, exactly what parents are interested in. Most of the times parents paralyzes with fear thinking whether their child will be able to choose the right career and the goals. The problem of pursuing right career and the goals starts here.
I, personally, was burdened by my own parents to have a career in the field which I was never interested in. But, everything is about proving yourself by having your aspirations is important. It took me years to prove my parents that, “follow your passion”, something what you have heard for years, today is scaled properly. Exactly the way how I wanted. So, think of your passions at start. List down all the things which you are good at and which you are not. It will sound like a bit of aptitude tests, believe me, it will help you to get to know about your rights and wrongs.
If you want to be the next Neil Patel, the king of marketing, think about all of your marketing skills you have inside you. Determine what you can put into a plate and how many plates you can fit, right on the table. You must form a checklist of your skills, which will help you to know what the best inside you is.
You should have the list of the occupations where you can fit right in. Once you list with the occupations which involves marketing, find the right agenda which might appeal to you. Marketing is a vast subject, but, there are many mini forms of marketing. Now, take your rights and wrongs list, then compare it with the sub-marketing domains which you can fit it in. It may be hard for you to decide, but, believe me, “Patience always yields the desired result”.
CONDUCTION OF INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS
Your skills will now form a checklist, now it is a time for mock interviews with your friends, family members, mentors, acquaintances who are your seniors or former employees who can provide you an outbound perspective about working in the same field as yours.
Finally, after performing a research and actions, you probably are now ready to make your choices of the companies where you can apply for and take actions for setting up the interviews. Get information about each of your companies on your list, wherever you have applied for. Knowing more about the companies will make you again research about the new things, where, now you need to make choice to act as an extrovert or an introvert. You make an important choice here which are best suited for you and have the best prospects for your growth. You should think about being promotion focused individual or a professional, where you can prove yourself in the companies you are giving interviews in. Having all the analytics planned, thinking as an extrovert, you will surely get placed in the company you are interested in.
HAVING A CAREER ACTION PLAN AND CHOOSING YOUR LIFESTYLE YOU WANT TO HAVE
Write a career action plan which you need to implement to reach out to your goals. Design your short-term and long-term goals along with the steps and the time you want to reach each one. You will face many unwanted barriers to achieve your goals but, you should understand that you are the only person who can find the ways to overcome them.
At start, you will start with lower pay and a hard labor work, which you would like or not. But, you should never forget that you made a choice of choosing the career path that you love. Your passion might take to determine your efforts but having a well career track will lead you to have your desired lifestyle. You must choose the lifestyle which makes you more comfortable. You must choose a Job which will give you a fascinating job satisfaction. Never go for wants, go for your needs. It will give the best lifestyle you would ever want to have! After working 8 hours a day, you must have your personal ‘me’ time which will change your mood, then perhaps will make yourself feel that you have found a tremendous way of loving and enjoying what you do!
-From the ashes, we will rise!
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