How to find yourself in a career
Having a life experience behind you, you can identify your strengths and weaknesses, unique qualities that distinguish you from everyone else, your inclinations, affections, habits. Also ask friends to tell you about you. It does not have to be 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 capture you, occupy a considerable part of your free time or bring a sense of satisfaction. Do you like to cook, ride a train, look at the dawn, collect a collection of calendars, enjoy Indian cinema, adore to clean up? It is in such trifles that one can find the key to the successful choice of the work of a lifetime.
Make a list of occupations or professions that are closest to you that you would like to do. Determine what qualities the representatives of these professions should possess. Write in front of each item on the list 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, distinguish them from others imposed by parents, public opinion, fashion, astrologers' journalistic advice, or considerations of prestige and benefit. After all, doing "not your own" business, it is hardly possible to achieve great success. Whereas your favorite activity can bring you satisfaction, good income and fame.
Not all people suitable method described above. Often a person cannot find obvious inclinations or preferences. In this case, it is necessary to expand the knowledge of various professions and fields of activity, to undergo psychological tests for vocational guidance, to turn to professional psychologists who will help you to understand yourself.
When you have defined a goal, it's time to move on to its realization, to build your own career. Gather the necessary information: explore the scope of your talents, familiarize yourself with the situation in the labor market. Make a competent resume and start your job search.
At the beginning of a career, very few people manage to immediately find a worthy place in the profession. But the main thing - 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 reputable 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 a well-established business, you can see all its subtleties and pitfalls. You can learn from the experience of others - both successful and erroneous. This knowledge is very useful when you grow to your own business.
Some people have a great desire for a particular occupation, but they do not have the set of qualities necessary to build 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 great, it can give strength and confidence in order to achieve the cherished goal.