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It is not uncommon in the present day and age that individuals beginning their careers are often uncertain as to what they would like to do with their lives. In the 1970’s agricultural employment showed a steady decline due to mechanic technological advances. From the 1980’s onwards, a steady increase for workforce in the service sector showed a steady increase for example; finance, insurance, hospitality and other businesses and social services.

With the increased demand for a more diverse workforce, it would seem that the world is at the inexperienced entry level individual’s feet. But how does one choose a career path?

Here are a few tips which could help guide you in choosing your profession;

What do you get excited about?

If one can identify what one enjoys on a day-to-day basis, why not make it a career path? One will often reach one’s best potential if one has a passion for what one does. You know what they say too, if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.

What are you good at?

Try to find out what it is that you are actually good at and focus on your skills. You may love multiple potential career paths but skills are usually a good indicator.

Take a test

One could go for an aptitude test in order to uncover what your skills and career choices are.

Try an internship

If you have flexibility when it comes to salary, an internship could be a great way to test out an industry or type of career.

Do you have a mentor?

Finding a person that you could aspire to and receive advice from may help you to make sure that you are on the right path for success.

Ask others

It may be useful to discover which career path you might be interested in by asking around and finding out what it is what other jobs entail.

See your career choices as stepping stones

One’s employment choices are never set in stone, but often one’s different experiences intertwine with one another ultimately resulting in one’s destined career path. Hopefully this career path will bring intrinsic and extrinsic success.

Should you require a change in career or seek career advice, please do not hesitate to drop me a mail at laura@globerecruitment.com

 

Adapted from

http://lifehacker.com/top-10-ways-to-find-your-career-path-1628537579

and

http://countrystudies.us/south-africa/65.htm