Choosing a career is not an easy task. Many graduates are paralyzed and failed to embark on a career journey because of indecision. But there is a way that can help you choose your career.
1. Assess Yourself
Assess your strengths and weakness, traits, values, and interests. You have to list down possible occupations that appeal to you (you are passionate about). You have to base on your interest and strengths. List down the possible occupations and study each one of them intensely.
2. Explore Each Occupation On Your List.
You can inquire about these jobs and the primary requirement like your educational attainment and trainings. Watch out for advancement opportunities as advised by The Balance. Most important is study the salary for each job. Eliminate from your list all those that do not pass your preference.
3. Inquire, Conduct Information Gathering
You can approach and ask people who are employed in the same jobs of your choice. You can also search for companies offering similar positions and opportunities. Also, consider the distance of the work place.
4. Make Your Career Choice
Choose the one that can give you the satisfaction that you desire. Think about the expenses of going to and fro from your place to the location of the job.
Strategize your application. Be ready for competition on the same position. Be confident when applying and do not be afraid to ask if you need clarifications during your interview.
6. Plan out how you will excel your work and lay down short-term plans on how you will advance in your chosen career.
Now that you have a job, never stop looking for opportunities to develop yourself. If possible take up masters studies or another course that nay complement your job. Good luck!