How to find yourself in a career
Having behind your life experience, you can determine your weaknesses and strengths, unique qualities that distinguish you from everyone else, your addictions, attachments, habits. Ask your friends to tell you about you. It is not necessary that they are close friends. Try to see yourself from the side and be as objective as possible.
Make a list of your hobbies and inclinations. The main thing is that they really grab you, take up a good part of your free time or bring a sense of satisfaction. Do you like to cook, ride a train, look at the sunrise, collect a collection of calendars, take a great interest in Indian cinema, adore to restore order? It is in such trifles that you can find the key to successfully choosing the whole life's business.
Make a list of activities or occupations that are closest to you, which you would like to do. Determine what qualities should be enjoyed by representatives of these professions. Write each item on the list opposite what qualities or skills you already possess. Probably, the profession or occupation, in front of which you wrote the longest list of your personal qualities, is your vocation.
It is important to identify your true desires, to distinguish them among others, imposed from the outside by parents, public opinion, fashion, journalistic advice of astrologers, or considerations of prestige and profit. After all, doing "not your own" business, you can hardly achieve great success. While a favorite activity can bring you both satisfaction and good income and glory.
Not all people approach the method described above. Often a person can not find obvious inclinations or preferences. In this case, you need to expand knowledge about various professions and fields of activity, undergo psychological tests on career guidance, contact professional psychologists who will help you understand yourself.
When you have defined the goal, it's time to move on to its implementation, to build your own career. Gather the necessary information: study the scope of your talents, read the situation in the labor market. Create a competent resume and start looking for work.
At the beginning of a career, few people can immediately find a worthy place in the profession. But the main thing is the acquisition of invaluable experience surrounded by successful professionals. Over time, your resume will be updated with new items that make you more attractive to respectable employers.
If you see yourself in the field of private business, working in a successful company close to you will not be superfluous. Working in an established business, you can see all his subtleties and pitfalls. You will be able to learn from someone else's experience - both successful and wrong. This knowledge will be very useful when you grow to your own business.
Some people have a huge desire for a certain occupation, but they do not possess the set of qualities necessary for building a successful career. In this case, it is necessary to engage in self-education and the development of missing personal qualities. This path is more difficult, but if the inner desire is very large, it can give strength and self-confidence to achieve the cherished goal.