Choosing Your Career Path Correctly

Choosing a career path is a problem we all have to face at some point in our lives, and it’s not always so easy to make the right choice.

There are various things that are important to consider, and the most crucial factor is that you should be happy with what you’re doing in order to be able to keep doing it for a long time – even if you’re working in a high-paid position, it doesn’t matter if it makes you unhappy and tires/bores you to no end.

That’s why everyone needs to take some time in their lives to think about their career path properly, and make the right choice of the direction they’ll head in. For example, don’t just jump straight into art just because you’re good at it – even though it’s an interesting career to pursue, not everyone can make a living out of it, especially those who think they can do it without any specialized education. In general, never underestimate the importance of education in developing your career properly, because failing to establish a solid background for yourself in that career is going to drag you down once you start working significantly, and may even prevent you from progressing at some point.

And once you’ve chosen a career path, stick to it – a common mistake people make is to decide that what they’re studying isn’t for them and switch to a different degree course altogether. This may just mean that you’re getting bored or are just facing some serious difficulties in your studies – it doesn’t usually mean that the career is the wrong choice for you, so grind your teeth and keep enduring the pain while you have to – once you’ve established that career it will be a very easy path to follow afterwards!

Getting Adequate Career Information

In today’s world of easily accessible information and high connectivity, it can still be a bit tricky to get the kind of information you’re interested in directly, especially when it concerns something important like your career. The problem isn’t so much that information isn’t easily available, it’s that there’s just too much of it – and it’s far from unusual to become confused by the sheer amount of conflicting reports you might read from one place to the other.

That’s why it’s important to find all the relevant career information that you can get while you’re figuring out whether or not you should pursue a career in a given field. Don’t just settle on one source, find as many references as you can and keep looking for new relevant information that can help you establish a better sense of where you want to work and what exactly you’d like to do. Don’t worry – many people don’t realize their perfect careers until late in their lives – but the sooner you start chasing towards that goal and the sooner you figure out that you’ll need all the career information you can get to make it in this life, the better your chances of success are going to be.

Career information can come in many shapes and forms too – don’t just go around looking for that information on your own, ask people who’re already experienced in the appropriate fields – they can be your most valuable resource when you’re trying to figure out what to do with your life, and they can give you the most comprehensive tips on how you can develop yourself as a professional in a given field. Don’t disregard this advice, but don’t automatically take it for face value either – analyze everything you learn to filter out the important details.

I Lost My Job. What’s Next For Me?

Fret Not. Accept the change and get back on your feet quickly

Welcome to the ever changing world where the job market deteriorates before you know it and recovers when you are still fearful of job losses. Change is a constant today. Recently, one of my friends has fallen victim to the ugly monster called Mr. Retrenchment. But I am amazed at how fast he got back on his feet and prepare for the next challenge ahead. I have crystallized his awesome come-back steps into useful tips for you. Check it out.

Get support. Retrenchment is usually carried out swift and fast, so much so that after the initial shock, you will feel angry and despair. What’s next? Move on and surround yourself with loved ones. It is tempting to withdraw from people and stop socializing but make sure you don’t do that. Stay in close contact with supportive loved ones who will shower you with care and encouragement. They are your source of support and strength in difficult times.

Don’t take it personal. Retrenchment is part and parcel of any economic downturn. It happened in the past and will happen in the future. So, don’t take it personally. Remember, it is the job that axed, not you. As long as you have the relevant experience, qualifications and skill-sets, you will find work in time to come.

Get involved. Stay in touch with your contacts in the industry. Networking is a great way to meet new people, establish new contacts and make yourself known. Thus, network as much as you can because you never know when any of the contacts you have might lead you to the next job or business opportunity.

Words matter. Choose the right words to psyche yourself in a positive way. Avoid using negative words like “idling around” and “good-for-nothing”. Filter the negative words out of your vocabulary and reinforce positive words in you like “I can do it” and “When the going gets tough, the tough gets going” etc.

Update your resume. Give a detailed description of the achievements in each of your past roles and responsibilities. Make sure all the contacts and personal information are updated accurately. Many times, your prospective employers will review your resume first before deciding to meet you for an interview.

Be well groomed. Experts say that it takes about seven seconds to make the first impression. Thus, make the most of it. A natural smile is a must.

Stay motivated. I know it’s not easy to find a job in these tough times. Demand-Supply equation favours the employers now. Don’t let disappointment discourage you. Remains positive because you have the potential to add value to your future employer, contribute to the society and take care of your family. Keep your head up. The rainbow of hope will arrive tomorrow.