Choosing a career path can be daunting, particularly if you’re young and still have no idea what you want to do or should do for your career.
So here are the 3 best tips we found for choosing the right career, whether you’re just starting out or whether you need a change of career.
If you follow each tip and really think about it, you’ll be well on your way to finding the right career for you, so your career ticks all the boxes for you.
The first tip is there are 3 things you need realize that you could be thinking of.
They are whether you’re looking for-
- A Job
- A career
- Or a Calling
A job is really just about making money. In other words, you get a job now because you need the money to live.
There’s nothing wrong with that.
The job you choose may not be what you particularly like to do or see your self doing for the long term, but it may pay well at the moment or suit you to do it for the time being.
A career is something you decide to do for a longer period of time.
You may not have the same career all your working life. You may have 2 or 3 in your lifetime.
A career is something you may need to train or study for.
You may decide to have a certain career for a decade or so, then decide you want to move into something else.
It can take some adjustments to change careers, but plenty of people do it, and so can you if or when you decide you want to change.
So a career isn’t necessarily something you’re locked into for the rest of your life, but it IS something you’ll do for a longer period that just a job.
A Calling is when you’re passionate about something and know you want to do that for the rest of your life because it’s so rewarding for you. A calling is something that defines you.
Most people don’t have a calling, but when you do, you generally know it.
So the first step or tip for you is to decide what you want to do.
Do you just want a job?
Do you want a career, keeping in mind that you may decide to change careers in 10 or 15 years?
Or do you know what your calling is? If you do, then go and do it!
Tip number 2 is you need to recognize what you’ll like to do.
The best way to do this is to write a list of the things you like to do.
Making your list over time is fine. You don’t need to do it in one sitting.
So what do you like to do that you’re good at? These could be skills, experiences or anything you’ve done, that you enjoy.
Then think about how you can incorporate your list into a career.
Another way to help you write your list is to think of the people you admire. In other words, who are your heroes?
- Why do you admire them?
- What do they do?
- Would you do something similar?
- Would you like to model what they’ve done?
Add to your list what feels right for you.
Then tip number 3 is to consider what you shouldn’t do.
Do you feel obliged to do a particular thing, but deep down know it’s not right for you?
Are you concerned that what you choose won’t be approved by some important people in your life?
We’ve found that one of the worst things you can do is to do what you think someone else thinks you should do.
It may be fine for you to do that thing for a while, but at some point, the fact that it’s not really your passion will catch up with you and cause issues in your life.
So put some serious consideration into what you shouldn’t do, so you don’t get into something you’re going to regret later on in life.
So there are the best 3 tips we’ve found to help you choose what direction you take in your work.
The main thing is to do what feels right for you.
Connetzapp is a great way to find out what you can do using the skills you have.
When you open the app or go to Connectzapp.com, you enter the details of the job you’d most like.
You’re then given a list of the jobs that are the best match for you, ranked with the best one at the top.
You can then swipe through each one, put the ones that most appeal to you into a shortlist and then contact those employers.
And the great part is, each employer WANTS to hear from you!
So try it.
You can get Connectzapp on the App Store or Google Play or go to Connectzapp.com.
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And lastly… Good luck with your job hunting!