How to decide the best fitting career when I am interested in so many?

This is one of the frequently asked questions In CDN. Considering the youth queries, here are some counseling ideas to narrow down your choices and pick the right fitting career in variety on the right time.

Definitely, having interest in so many careers is not a bad thing. You could be interested in Engineering, health or social worker sectors at the same time. You are not the only one that feels this. You have to be patient and spend some quality time on research. It might take a while but the result might be worthy of the time invested.

Here are 4 simple counseling guides that might help you to eliminate your confusion and pick the best fitting career in the job market.

  • 1. Short - Listing the jobs and its details
  • 2. Find your Interest
  • 3. Self-Reflect
  • 4. Know your Personality
First of all, write down all the job options that interest you. If you want to expand your list, visit the different job and education websites, and ask your teacher.

From this method, you can see the entire available jobs that you can possibly pursue.

After having the bunch of career options list, now it’s time to research each jobs’ activities, requirement, advantages, disadvantages, challenges and so on.  Also, you can visit each job expert who may tell you all about respective jobs.

The second step might motivate you to find what excites you most.

By visiting professionals, surfing on the internet you might get enough knowledge of listed jobs.  Knowing each job in detail means that you are better able to select the right career and eliminate the wrong path. After surfing, you might see each job more closely and able to separate into two section, interesting and uninteresting.

From this step, you may start to narrow down your list until there are only a few options left.

This is one of the strongest steps to find your answer. Ask yourself some question and write it down its answer at the same time. This will really help you to mind map your career and approach toward the best fitting career journey.  Here are some helpful open questions you may ask yourself. The question could be…

What job fascinates me the most? (For example, you may be fascinated by counseling jobs…)

What kind of working environment do I want to have? (For example, you may like to work together with colleagues)

In what sector I am good at? (For example, you may good at social-work sector)

What have I enjoyed studying the most? (For example, you may be enjoyed studying social-work)

What kind of lifestyle do I want? (For example, you may like communal lifestyle)

Match all answer with the listed career which also helps you to find the best fitting career. These can be life changing simple questions.

Find out your personality and pick the career what you are rather then what you like.

Maybe you are looking for the job what looks exciting and trendy. But keep in mind, you are uniquely different from others you may not like the career which is popular. The best method is to find inside you, who you actually are, what is your personality, what are your values. And select the career where your personality, values, interest, and abilities match the most.  You can also take psychometric assessment online where you can find your personality and matching jobs. Sometimes you might know only some popular jobs, for instance, Doctor, Engineer, Manager and other. But there are hundreds of jobs which you might not yet have considered. Through the psychological tools, you may find something interesting that recognize your hidden interest which you may not have known at all.

Similarly, meeting the expert career counselor nearby is another final option to eliminate your confusion and select the right path. Career counselor not only helps you to know your personality, s/he helps you to design and plan your career life according to your personality, values, interest, abilities, and socio-economic status.

This 4 counseling guidance might help you to change your life from confusion to a happy, exciting and satisfying career.

Try it!

If you are starting to think about your career, give some thoughts about the above list and not just only your grades or your friends’ interests.

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