How to find a career that you would love?
This can be the most tricky question when you’re just coming out of college and trying to find a decent job.
But like every math problem, it has an answer too.
First, the first thing
The first thing you should do to answer this question is to go back to your childhood –
- What did you like to do?
- What did you spend a lot of time on?
- What did you say you wanted to be when you would grow up?
- What you used to read more?
These are important questions because these will show you what is the THING that you would enjoy doing.
At the end of the day, if you choose something as a career, it’s important that you like it.
The second option is financial viability.
If during your childhood, you would have liked reading cartoon books, you need to see how you can make it financially viable.
Reading cartoons certainly isn’t a financial viable option.
But if you can create cartoons or can work in a publishing company that produces cartoon books, you can certainly make it financial viable career.
So think what did you like?
And how you can make it financially viable?
Once you have a handy list, go try them out.
Trying each of the items on the list
This is the trickiest of all.
First of all, you need to find out ways (and jobs) to figure out whether you like to do it or not.
Secondly, you need to let go of them within few weeks/months if you don’t like.
To solve this issue, we suggest that you go for internships instead of direct jobs. Doing internships in organizations (that do what you want to do) will teach you about the skills you need and at the same time will make you realize about your likings.
Finding a course that build upon the skills (and teach you abilities)
Once you realize where you stand and what you lack, it’s time to find a course that can teach you the right skills.
Find out the following things –
- The course should be comprehensive enough to teach you the skill/subject
- The course should keep room for application
- The standard of the course should be at par with the industry
- The course should be designed and taught by industry experts
If you tick all four, you can be assured that the course is a good one for you.
Finding the right career isn’t an easy job. You need to go through a lot of trial and error to find out what works and what doesn’t.
Follow the above step-by-step approach.
And if you need any guidance, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.