Ideas to Choose a Career for You


The time when you leave your school after getting your education complete is the time to consider your career path. You can find a career for you by keeping a few things in your mind and making some findings about it such as you have to learn how to make a research on career options, realize what your strengths and weaknesses are, gather the courage to make a big change in your life of getting into professional life from academic life and so on. There are always ways for you to find the chances and opportunities.

At this point of life, where you are considering your career path, the best way to get yourself prepared for this process is to take a few steps to know more about yourself. Consider your options. Here are a few steps which may lead you to the right direction. Have a look!

Know what you love

The first and foremost thing you need to do before choosing a career path for you is to think about what do you love. Think! What subjects you used to love as a student? What classes were especially inspiring for you as a student? What activities you loved the most that you don’t even notice how much time has passed. List the first 10 things; it would help you in divulging possible ways for you.

You can also choose the option of working in a few different jobs to know what the right kind of job is for you and which career path you should choose for you.

Determine the best experience u ever had

Think about all the recent experiences you got in your life which helped you in learning something about yourself. Select the one which you feel has given you a great degree to contentment. Write down a sentence which explains why the experience gave you satisfaction. Learning what makes you joyous can help you in choosing a career which will make you able to experience more such experiences.

Make a self-portrait

The next thing to do is writing down a list of characteristics you think describe your overall personality such as friendly, impatience, honest etc. you may also ask your friends and family to tell some of your qualities as the others see us more clearly than we see ourselves. Add the suggestions given by them to the list. Now take a review of the qualities and think about what kind of career is best for you.

Learn your strengths and weaknesses

Prepare a list of your strengths and weaknesses. Write down at least five top strengths and the same number of weaknesses. Know what kind of employers will be in need of employees with same strengths you do possess.  Your weaknesses may also help you in letting you know a lot about which carrier you might go for. You can also move away from the careers you find that you are now skilled for or confident to go with. This way knowing your weaknesses may help you in skipping the career paths not suitable for you.

Research careers

What dies an auditor do? What kind of opportunities will be there for an engineer in the future? How does a banker do with his job? This is the time to imagine yourself in different roles while exploring careers. Find information about careers which may range for a traffic warden to an electrical technician.

Most of the times, people in their very early childhood decide what they want to become in future. Young people don’t really know what they want to do in their future or what they want to be. Many of the adults work at different places before making a decision about their career. Don’t be in a hurry which might lead you to a wrong decision. Just take some time to know yourself and find a suitable career for you.


About the author

Alina Awan

I am an educationist, a developer and a chief blogger here at I write to accommodate my readers with healthy tips covering all aspects of their lives hoping that they will help them to wade through the ways to survive life and live to tell about it. I cherish reading and experiencing the words. I am a born leader and I never believe in giving up. I believe in “Stand for what is right, even it means standing alone” Follow me on instagram @alinaawan58