Choosing a career is not an easy task; it requires a significant amount of thought and consideration. I struck gold! I decided I wanted to be a fashion designer when I was 13 years old. Everything that has happened since then has been geared toward my ultimate goal of becoming a fashion designer. I was admitted to the appropriate schools. I took the appropriate classes because I knew what I wanted to achieve. However, not everyone knows what they want to do at such a young age. Don’t worry, this article is dedicated to all of you who are still unsure about what path to take.
So, let’s get started on determining your own career interests.
1. Think about your general interests
As a good place to start when determining your career interests, take stock of your general interests and hobbies to see how they relate to potential career paths. Consider your favourite school subjects. What attracted you to them? Similarly, if you completed any exciting internships or projects, what was it about them that piqued your interest? Meanwhile, do you have any favourite topics to read about, such as local politics or mental health issues? Once you’ve determined this, consider how you can apply your interests to your future career.
2. Consider what you’re good at
It’s a good idea to choose a career that complements your natural abilities and talents. You will feel more accomplished, engaged, and satisfied with your work as a result. Take stock of your skills and strengths, and then create a list of potential careers where you could put your skills to use. For example, if you’re good at staying organised, you could apply your skills to a career in event planning. Similarly, if you can make a killer cheesecake, you might be a great baker.
3. Forget about the money (for a minute)
While earning potential is undoubtedly an important factor to consider when choosing a career, keep in mind that money cannot buy happiness. In other words, the type of salary you can command should not be the driving force behind your career path. What would you be willing to do for free if money were not an issue? Would you gladly give up your time and services to do it for the rest of your life? If the answer is ‘yes,’ you’re on the right track; if it’s a “no,” it indicates that there’s a good chance you wouldn’t enjoy doing that type of work.
4. Talk to a career counsellor
Yes, professional assistance can be costly, but it is money well spent if it means avoiding the wrong college degree choice. A career is a lifetime choice, so think of it as a small investment in your career that will last a lifetime.
When you don’t know what you want to do with your life, talking to a career counsellor can help you clarify your goals, interests, values, and preferences and ultimately understand yourself better. They accomplish this through a variety of assessment inventories and discussions designed to guide you through the process of selecting the right career for you.
Meanwhile, if you’re still in school or university, inquire with the administration about on-campus career services (which are usually offered to students for free).
5. Take an online interest assessment
Take an online interest assessment, which will ask you a series of questions about the work activities that you find enjoyable and interesting, and then provide you with unbiased insights and recommendations based on your answers.
There’s a career interests assessment. The first of six at Career Hunter is free to take and consists of 135 statements that you must rank in order of personal preference. Your answers will then be analysed to determine your compatibility with 27 different areas of interest, such as engineering, finance, and entertainment.
Click on the link to take your career interest assessment. https://www.careerhunter.io/?utm_source=careeraddict&utm_medium=article&utm_campaign=career_interests_guide
I hope this article has given you some insight into your future career path. It’s critical that you enjoy what you’re doing because if you don’t, it will drain your energy and leave you with no motivation to get up and go to work. It is also a major source of anxiety and depression. Once you’ve decided on a career path, learn how to ace your interview: https://blog.pankhuri.co/2022/05/13/11-steps-to-ace-any-job-interview-and-stand-out/trending-2/women-empowerment/