In earlier days people used to work for the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter. With the passage of time more complex things came into being and with this complexity , came more complexity into the type of work performed by people. With the advent of gadgets people were required for their designing , manufacturing and maintenance. With the increase in complexity of life situations people were required for administration and maintenance of law and order. So, now at this stage, work is not only required for basic tasks of getting food , clothing and shelter but also for more complex tasks such a designing of aircrafts etc.
Today people have a pool of careers to choose from. Choice of career is very important as it affects the whole life of an individual. So, while choosing our career two questions need to be answered:
Q1.Why should I be choosing this career?
Q2.How this career will affect me?
Following points will guide you to answer these questions for yourself:
Before choosing a career spend some time with yourself and know yourself better:
Find out for yourself what are your likes and what are your dislikes? What are the areas that interest you?
What are your strengths and what are your weaknesses? Remember ultimately we need to bank on our strengths and not weaknesses.
What is your sense of security? Are you adventurous and risk taking or you yearn for security in life? Would you like to be your own boss or would you be happy following the leader?
NOTE: Remember risk and reward are directly proportional .Greater the risk taking ability greater the rewards and vice a versa.
Where would you like to be in 10 years down the line?
NOTE: Take a look into the career options with objectivity and see where they will lead you? Do they provide with enough challenges and opportunities for desired growth and development in the career graph?
Do you have a hobby where in you would like to spend more of your energy and time and mould it into a career for yourself?
Would you like to work in a fast paced world or would like to do something that moves on a slow pace?
CHOICE OF CAREER AFFECTS OUR SOCIAL STANDING:
The choice of career also affects social standing of a person. In a gathering when somebody is introduced as CEO of a company, people guess rest of the things such as his calibre, skills and education from that only. Thus, our career speaks a lot for us.
CHOICE OF CAREER AFFECTS OUR LIFE STYLE AND PERSONALITY:
The career we choose will ultimately affect our whole life style and being. So, before making a career choice be very clear as to what kind of life you would like to lead.
When we choose a particular career, we spend major productive chunk of our daily time in a particular type of environment and we tend to work and think in that way in our normal daily lives too. Thus, in which ever field we work it starts becoming a part of our personality. For example, if the individual is in teaching field he will start teaching and giving instructions at home also. A doctor will behave in a peculiar fashion at home also with a more hygienic way of life.
Choice of career should not be a matter of chance or compulsions but it should be long and objectively thought of process.
Always follow your passion. Don’t go for something because it is trendy or because of peer pressure. Remember a useful chunk of our time in this life will be spent working and if we don’t enjoy what we do then we are heading for a torturous life for ourselves.
If in dilemma while taking decision regarding choice of career try talking to people who are already into that career. It may help you.