The world runs on one principle all of us are aware of – survival of the fittest. From an early age, we’re introduced to the concept of competition – competition against class mates to score the highest marks, competition amongst colleges and universities to gain the highest rankings. When it comes to the job market, there is nothing different about it. You’re just another sheep in the herd and it’s absolutely up to you either to stand out or to let the herd edge you onto the path leading to the abyss of self-pity. Life is not a bed of roses. Everyone must go through the process of natural selection in order to survive in any given environment and eventually follow your steps in order to find the right career which fulfills your personal and professional aspirations.
Know your strengths and inclinations and try to find out which professional field suits you best. The next natural question will be, how? Reading about the respective discipline and talking to professionals in that field will help you gain such awareness.
- Passion & self-drive
The element of passion must exist. Earning a degree is not enough to keep you growing; rather it’s based upon your passion and your determination. Not everyone makes it to the top. The few who make it are the ones who believe in themselves, are always hungry to learn, are courageous to take risk and apply their best wherever possible.
- Be Open To Criticism:
Not everyone loves being criticized about their job but we know for sure that constructive criticism is helpful. In order to find your right career, you always have to be open to criticism. Listen to what your family, friends or colleagues say as they just might be trying to guide you towards a career suited for you if they are concerned about you.
- Don’t Be Scared of switching
It’s possible that you’re in the wrong place. In a society such as ours, it’s normal for people to get into one specific field and then realize they have made a wrong selection. If you realize that it’s not what you wanted, take it seriously and follow your passion as it is the only driver to your professional satisfaction.
However you need to look at other things as well, below some basic questions could help:
- How quick would I be able to make it in my new profession?
- Does my current financial position allow me to switch fields?
- Is there a good scope of jobs in the new field I want to switch to?
- Do I really want to start from scratch or how can I capitalize on my current exposure?
Whatever profession you choose, you’ll end up owning it for the rest of your life. Before you accept a job, always wonder if that’s what you want to do with your life. The goal of a perfect job should not only be making money, it should be having fun and enjoying what you’re doing with your life as well!