Nobody wants to hate work and Mondays for the rest of their lives, which is why the point when you choose your career is very important. But choosing - or changing - a career is difficult to put into a process you can follow. So here are some steps courtesy of Reed.co.uk that will get you
1. Look into what you love
Find out what you like doing, and while it is may be a little unrealistic to expect that you will love every aspect of your work, having passion as a starting point in choosing your career will help you focus.
2. Find jobs in the same industry, or related jobs, or even jobs that utilize the skills you feel you have.
Don't expect to follow every little step of the plan, but having one will make the clutter in your head seem a lot less. Plan it out and it will seem a little less daunting.
Think of the steps you need to take to get there. To be a university professor, for example, you will need an undergraduate degree, and then a graduate degree or atleast a graduate teaching certification. Know where you are going to start, and what you will be doing, and how long you can expect it to take.
This way you can also decide whether what you're doing right now, whether that's studying or working, or both, is going to do anything for you on the path you want to be on.
3. Get experience
This is the one thing people usually haven't gotten started on until its too late: getting relevant experience. There's a lot of things you can infuse - or even pretend - that set you apart from all the other candidates out there when its finally time to be picked. Confidence and pro-active behavior are two of those things. While these are very important, what is equally important (but not so easily faked) is experience. A summer job in the industry might go a long way in not only equipping you with necessary skills but also make you stand out to potential employers.