Are you still unsure of your Career Choice? – These tips will help!

Career path

Choosing a career is a big decision. It requires a lot of thinking from your side. And for many of us this proves to be a very difficult thing to do. So here we are suggesting some tips that you should keep in mind while deciding your career. The first thing that you have to begin with is assess yourself. You are your greatest judge. You know what is good and what is bad for you. This is the primary and most important step. What you have to do is that list down your strengths and weaknesses. This will give you a clear understanding of where you stand and where you might or might not excel. Be true to yourself while making the list. The list will be fruitful only if you honestly list down both negatives and positives and then evaluate them.

The next step involves a thorough research of certain fields. These fields should be chosen on the basis of your strengths. You should again make a list of career fields where you might be able to use your strengths and perform well. Then you should get to know more about the field. Search the career field on the internet. Make notes and evaluate. You should even interact with someone from the selected field to get a better and professional perspective. But what you should keep in mind is don’t ignore the career fields that you reject. Keep exploring them, you never know what you may find while researching.

After you have researched and created a list, you need to make the list even narrower. You have to be very specific as to what you want. Start rejecting the occupations that don’t interest you or you think you might not do well in those fields. At this stage your list has to be quite crisp and very specific. After getting a specific list ready, you have to think about your financial goals. Everyone wants to earn well. But in the professional sphere not all the jobs pay equally. So at this stage you have to think about your interests as well as the financial consideration. This might seem a little overwhelming, but give yourself time and then you should weigh the pros and cons in terms of finance. So set a financial goal and then again evaluate the professions in terms of their pay scale. One thing to keep in mind here is that you should keep your expectations levelled and not hope that you will begin at a very good pay. Since you are beginner you might or might not be paid up to your expectation. But do keep a financial goal.

The final thing you have think about again in terms of finance but in the terms of expense. The career path that you choose might require a good degree from a reputed university, or might require some extra coaching. But you have to think the amount of money that is available for you to spend. At this stage think about how much is your spending capacity. After taking all these points into consideration, you should choose a career path.


Anum Yoon is the founder and editor of Current on Currency. She loves all things personal finance, which is why you'll find her work all over the PF blogosphere.

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