Guide To Choosing Right Career Path

A right decision at the right time may help you touch to new heights, while the wrong move may dwell you into pits; hence you must be cautious while planning about career

The first step to a successful career starts with the selection of the right subject and stream. Choosing the right career is a tough choice as it requires a careful assessment of your abilities, potential and aspirations. It impacts the way you’ll mould your life. 

In the present scenario, it is a challenge for each and everyone to sustain themselves in this ever-growing competitive world. Times are changing and in these rapidly changing times, an array of new career fields and the availability of plenty of career choices are also leading to lots of confusion. 

A right decision at the right time may help you touch to new heights, while the wrong move may dwell you into pits; hence you must be cautious while planning about career. Be careful to use the right skills in the right direction to be able to succeed in your career. 

The first step to choosing a career or doing career planning starts with self-assessment, learning as much as you can about yourself, your goals and the larger context of work. At the point when you are sorting out some way to pick a career way, you should definitely need to think about a few basic steps to choose the right career:

Examine yourself

Before making any important decision examine yourself on the basis of your




The biggest purpose of life is to discover your path and achieve your goals in a purposeful and fulfilling manner. Try to ask yourself without hesitation, am I happy in what I'm doing or only trying to make others happy? When you get answers to all of these, then you can analyse what sort of profession you are looking at for your career growth.

What motivates you

The first thing you need to do is create a list of 5-6 things you are really good at, then start eliminating them according to your liking, their possibility to become a career, and the return it will give to you. Once you have your list, then think about what motivates you most. For example, if you like to draw or are more inclined towards creative work then you can go for designing or a career that needs creativity or you want a career that will pay a higher salary than other occupations or something which is flexible that you can do from anywhere because you don't like to follow the same routine every day. What is more important is you have to understand your priorities because most careers won't offer everything you want from a job.  

Flexibility, autonomy, salary, career growth, work/life balance and benefits are some examples that can influence your priorities.

Creating long-term goals

Creating a long-term goal can be a challenge but persistence will help you to reach that. Try to pen down a list of your goals, both personal and professional also set a timeline in which you should achieve your goals. The list you put together can help you approach a job search more specifically and help you figure out the larger prospect of your future vision.

Scrutinise sectors

Before heading into any sector (Government, Private & Non – Profit) do research and learn more about each sector and its career possibilities. The research will help you determine where you’d be a strong fit. Think about which goals sound most interesting to you. 

Explore industries

Try to explore various industries along with sectors because researching different industries may help you identify a suitable one that could be a good fit for you. Try to make a list of industries that sounds interesting then start research to find out about major roles, market value, scope and career growth.  

Whatever career you choose for yourself it's always helpful to have professional guidance. You can take advice from various career resources such as a career coach, your teachers, or someone you look up to. A career coach or counsellor is professional and trained to help you in making the decision. They have expertise in giving help that would be best suited to you, but it is always beneficial to check their credentials, backgrounds and experience beforehand.

Broadly careers can be divided into three segments – creative careers, corporate careers and technical careers. Looking at your innate talent, choose wisely what your inner calling is, what motivates you and brings out the best in you. Choosing the right course, the course sets the pace for choosing the right career.

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