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How To Find The Right Career for You

Every time I look to the past, I can never believe how hard it was, career planning of course. It can be complex to find out what is the perfect career for you to fit right into your life. Let me give you some tips on how to find the right career for you.

Realizing Your Strengths & Weaknesses

  The first tip I have for you is to take a step back and really think about what your strengths are and probably more importantly, what your weaknesses are. This is the most important thing to find out before taking a step into the world of careers. For example, one of my strengths is using technology and being able to apply it to my work. One of my weaknesses is and probably always will be, creating presentations for my fellow workers and bosses! After you notice your strengths and weaknesses, you have to try to find a career that will compliment a nice duo of your strength and help you improve in your weakness. After you noticed this, you have made a big step toward finding the right career for you.

Finding Out What You Want to Learn and What You Enjoy

Another big subject you really have to think about is what you want to learn and what you really enjoy. Something that really worked for me was sitting down, having a cup of coffee, and making a list of subjects I wanted to learn and what I enjoyed. Doing this really, in my mind, makes you think of a whole bunch of things and it's really hard to just right a simple list. But, first you need to write everything that’s on your mind into that sheet of paper. After you do this, you need to really dig and think about what and where you see yourself going in the future. While you are thinking about this, use the elimination game and cross out the subjects you have already written to the ones you are liking the best. After doing this, you should have an “ok” look on the career you want but there is still one more thing to do…

Research

Now that you have a short list of about 5 subjects you really enjoy and want to learn more about, you have to do some research for those certain types of career offers. When you are looking at these different types of careers, you need to really think hard about yet again, where you picture yourself. Some questions you need to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does this career fit what I want for my future? 
  • Do I think the salary they offer is good? 
  • Are they going to really focus on the main subject I want to learn? 
  • Does the location for this job work for me and family (if you have a family)? 
  • Will I put time and really work hard on the assignments they give me?

After you answer these questions, you should have a career in mind that you really want to go for. I’m going to tell your right now that you better go for that career and do what ever it takes to get that career. I truly hope that this helped you. I tried to give you all the knowledge I have about finding careers from my past experience.

 

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