How to Decide on a Career Path
Deciding on a career may seem daunting, but it is easier when you give yourself a lot of options and time to consider it. However, the dilemma is the lack of match between your aptitude and the skill sets. You are fortunate if your skill sets match your aptitude. Otherwise, while it is easy to develop your skill sets according to your aptitude, the challenge is to change your aptitude in accordance with the skill sets. Your aptitude slowly and unknowingly develops in you a mindset towards a particular field of activity. Hence, the parents should identify the child’s aptitude and encourage the child in developing the required skill sets. Waiting till the end of the one’s schooling to decide on the career field may not be a healthy option.
Although the idea of a “job for life” is fast becoming a thing of the past, the field of work which you choose is important because it will determine where you will spend a good deal of your working life and will also define how many opportunities you will have to branch out using your basic skills set. So, choose wisely and select a field that encompasses as many of your talents as possible, to allow you to the greatest freedom and leeway for shifting around a field doing different jobs with a good set of basic skills, along with a good dose of solid confidence in your worth and abilities.
In a Hurry? Edit
The best way to decide on a career path is to think about the things you enjoy. Use your passions to find a broad field of work, and focus on non-conventional or cross-field work you might love. Research the qualifications required to get that job, and talk to others in the industry, if possible. For help determining what you like and transforming that into a real-world job, read on!