Choosing The Right Career

Written by Patricia Skinner
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There is a method to choosing the right career, and if you don't do it right the first time around, you may well find yourself beginning anew at some time in the future. First, it's very important to make a full appraisal of your likes and dislikes, and personality traits, alongside your abilities and skills. Then you can match those to a job that appeals to you. If you don't like the idea of taking inventory of all these issues by yourself, you can arrange to have a career appraisal which will probably be more comprehensive anyway.

Then comes the part where you have to choose. You can be forgiven for a sigh of exasperation at this point. There are simply so many jobs to choose from. You can get help, though. Hiring the services of a professional career appraisal or aptitude device can make the process a lot quicker, and may make it more accurate for you too, particularly if there is a professional coach or counselor to refer to.

Choosing the Right Career the Second Time around

If this is a second career for you, it's all the more important that you get it right second time around. Don't stress over it, but do all you can to make sure you make the right choice. First, you should read up all you can on the process of choosing a career. The Internet will probably be your first port of call, but don't exclude the local library or a good book shop.

You will read again and again how much difference it can make to seek guidance in your choice. You might be advised to make use of your experience with a hobby or some volunteer work you've been doing. You'll almost certainly want to pick something you really enjoy doing, rather than just go for the money in the second time around. Paradoxically, the money nearly always takes care of itself once you're doing something you're blissfully happy at.


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