Feb 23, 2016 07:35 AM EST

Factors To Consider for A Successful Career

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Do you know that you'll be spending around 25 percent of your entire life working? If work takes a big chunk of your life, you might as well enjoy it, right?

But the problem is: most people do not really enjoy their work for the simple reason that they somehow got into their jobs by force of circumstances. As it is, statistics have revealed that about 48 percent of working people don't enjoy their jobs.

If you are just starting out and you don't want to suffer the same fate, you need to look at the concepts discussed in this article. There are certain factors you need to consider in choosing a career and here are some of them.

1. Determine your dominant focus in life.

What is it that always dominates the way you face life? There are two general types of people living in this world, and you, like it or not, falls into one of these two categories.

a)    The promotion focused people -

Such people are creative and innovative. They seize opportunities to forge ahead and are willing to face risks. These types of people also work fast, are good in abstract thinking and consider alternatives and options before they act.

However, they are also generally over-optimistic, are error-prone and are prone to take risks that land them in compromising situations.

b)   The prevention focused people -

These people are characterized by their attention to detail and thoroughness. They are analytical in their thinking and reasoning, good at planning, and precise in their work. Anticipating problems is one of their fortes, and they are also very reliable.

Now, all you need to do is to examine where in the above two categories does your personality and character falls into. And then check the general requirements of the career that you've chosen if you have the right fit.

A career example for the first type is architecture, engineering, fashion design and the like. If you find yourself falling into group 2, you can go into accounting, lawyering, medicine and related fields.

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