Career is essential for anyone everyone’s life. Whether you are in your Twenties or in teenage, a career decisions is a thing which we need to take major concern over. But when we are in our twenties,choosing career become a crucial decision of life. As this are the best years on making and building a long term career.
Our 20s are the time to do all the things which decide what will receive in future, because this are the turning point in our life and a choice which lasts long. Here I’m gonna share with you a things to consider while making career decision in your 20s.
1. Take your career seriously
In order to perform excellently in any career, the very first step is to take a career seriously from right now. It will be good if you take a serious career decision from this moment. But it will be great If you have done that many years ago. In Sports, Movie or Business or any career, the industry leaders have taken a career very seriously at the very young age or in twenties. And that’s the reason they are able to Attain that Expertise in their work.
2. It’s your career, Don’t copy other’s choice
It may happen in school or college that, most of the students choose their career decision based on their best friends’ choice. They be like My friend choose a Biology and he need my support there, so I will join him. Mr. Best friend, Just think this is your career,too. Don’t take this serious life decision based on the things like this. Choose your career as per your interest, your mindset, not as per best Friend’s.
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3. Handle the steering of your career, Don’t let others decide where to go
It is your life, your career, your path. So make the career decision by your own. In many cases, the Career selection are taken by the parents. It is good if this is done as per the caring purpose, But it’ll be worse if done forcefully. Parents also need to understand what their children want in their life. Sometimes they forget that their children have their own dreams to fulfill in life,and try to make their children become the one, they wished to be.
4. Perform self-evaluation to find in which career fits for you
Everyone in this world is come up with unique skill sets and capabilities. A task which one can do very efficiently may be difficult for others. And other termed that as a Weaknesses, without finding that the weaker person is great at something else. So remember not to fit forcefully yourself in their definition of experts. Evaluate yourself not only in terms of the educational marks but also in the practical implementations, too.
5. Don’t force yourself to fit in that career Box of others
We all are in the same life game, But at different levels with a different Powers. Don’t force yourself to live others life. While making career choices, we also need to identify the personal interest and hobbies. No one except you can give you an idea of what you really want. Don’t try to prove yourself Right to others. Understand your own weakness and Focus on what you are capable of.
6. When it comes to career, Don’t only focus on the current earning
If you are really dedicated to particular work, then make sure a low pay will not change your mood. It may happen that you get a high paying job, But the work is not gonna improve yourself. And also happen that you get a chance to work those task which you are passionate about, But with less pay than expected. That time you need to decide between high paying job vs happiness. For that, you have to feel confident about yourself first. That are you ready to sacrifice your passion, in exchange of the money.
7. Think about what is the work you want to see yourself doing for the rest of your life
You may gonna end up doing the work that pays you a high amount of money at every month. But also ask a simple question to yourself, Do you really want to see yourself doing this work for an entire life? The answer itself reveals what you require in life. Only focus on that work that you want yourself doing for the rest of your life. Remember If you work for the money, then you will feel excited only at a Pay Day. But if you are work for yourself, for your passion then you gonna feel excited every day.
8. Find a Good Leader who has the same career as you about to begin
Your twenties are the time when you have to find that leader to whom you want to follow. There must be a role model in life, when your in young age. A good leader / role model will be the source for inspiration in your 20s. Also a good mentor always examines you in a different situation and guide you for the better one. They will not persuade you to follow them But will understand the gap between situation and personalities, and guide you accordingly.
9. A misunderstanding between College degree and Skills
Having a Degree and acquiring a skill-set is a different thing. One may be holding a particular Degree, But end up with zero practical knowledge. While on other, there is the one having practical expertise But have no degree to prove that excellence. Simply having a Degree doesn’t describe yourself as an Expert. You need to keep learning new concepts and a practical examination to acquire expertise in that subject.
10. Does this career helping to improve in life
A successful career is not only limited to a Good amount of money deposited in the Bank or an excellence work awards to put in the Showcase. A career can be count as successful when it making a Positive change in your life when it makes you a better person than you were yesterday. A good career not only fulfill your basic, security & Social needs But it also fulfill your self-esteem and Self Actualization need as well. Choose a career that not fill your life only with money, but make yourself worth living while doing the work.
11. What is the future of the career, you choose
Technologies change so the work patterns changes, so a worker also has to. As per the technologies changes, also keep yourself updated according to time and skills. Learn new skills and improve technical skill for better cope with the change. Before making career choices also focus on what is the potential market of this work in the future? And you have to prepare yourself for the change it takes place in future in your work. You also need to check potential Opportunities and threats in this industry.