How to Determine your Career, Follow these Easy Steps

For months, you have been searching for the most in demand jobs. Perhaps, you want to get into a culinary school, an engineering school or any course related to medicine. In demand jobs are fine. But if you are not happy about it, I don’t think you will last for a long time. Remember this, you are working to live and not the other way around.

To be honest, it’s not easy to determine your career if you are going to base it on what’s the ‘in’ thing. It should be something that you like and something you will enjoy. To ease your burden, I’m going to give you a list of questions which you can use to determine your career. Note that this is not 100% guaranteed. However, it can provide you with fewer options.

Am I an outgoing person or do I enjoy staying at home?

This is an easy question. Let’s say that you are a homebody, you might want to try desk jobs. I think administrative jobs will do just fine. But if you are a happy go lucky person who wants to mingle with a lot of people, sales might be a good choice.

Career Goals

What do I like doing the most?

You are the only person who can answer this question. Are you an artist? Are you someone who wants to build things? Are you fascinated with the wonders of science? From those broad questions, you can derive to more specific ones. I’ll give you an example.

Are you an artist? – Yes
Do you like to draw? – Yes
Do you want to be an artist by profession? – Yes

Just with those 3 questions, you can choose from a pool of different careers. You can become a portrait artist, or maybe you can become a multi – media artist (since this is lucrative).

Can I earn from this?

Of course, this is a very important question. You must bear in mind that you are working so you can have money to spend. If there is a low percentage of earning, you might want to reinvent your passion and make it something profitable. I will discuss this on the next paragraph.

Earn Money

How can I make my passion profitable?

You have to be creative and I would suggest that you do some research. In the case of my example of being an artist, what are the other professions that can give you ample amount of money? Well, you can venture into interior designing or have your own photo studio. The options would be endless.

Don’t rush yourself into choosing the best career. If you don’t get it right on your first time, there’s no need to despair. It’s fine if you commit mistakes. Just keep that on your notes and make that a learning experience.

Herbert Kikoy

Surigaonon by birth, Butuanon by heart and now an adopted son of Cebu, Herbert is a hobbyist photographer who focuses on Food, Sports, Travel and Festivals photography.