Choosing a Career That is Best For You

Choosing a Career That is Best For You - The InCAP

Our working world is very much dynamic, uncertain, and competitive than it was ever before. Job opportunities are decreasing gradually in many countries due to many reasons such as economic recession, downsizing, mergers, acquisitions, outsourcing, cost containment and introduction of modern technology.

On completion of formal education, individuals or students are looking for jobs.  It’s tough enough for new graduates to find jobs nowadays. If the new graduate does not know where to start, it is even tougher. They must know very beginning of their life, what types of careers are appropriate for them. They must know their love and enjoyment of work.  Choosing a career is one of the most critical decisions everyone has to make as it is the turning point of anybody’s life. Some people know exactly what they want to do with their life, and for them picking a career field might be easy. However, few people find it very tough to decide their career. They rely on luck or fate regarding their career.

Then again, there are chances that one might not be satisfied with the career he chooses and regrets his career. People who are already in jobs, perhaps, are getting increasingly bored at work or realizing that opportunities for growth are limited. Many people enter their careers with a lack of insight and purpose, and they may make unwise career choices.

If employees are unsatisfied with what they do every day, it takes a toll on their physical and mental health. They may feel burned out and frustrated, anxious, depressed, or unable to enjoy time at home knowing another work day is ahead. What’s more, if they don’t find their work meaningful and rewarding, it’s hard to keep the momentum going to advance in their career. As they are unhappy about their current jobs, they try to find out jobs which are more meaningful, interesting, and rewarding. Individuals are more likely to be successful in a career that they feel passionate about. The first step of choosing a fulfilling career is to uncover the activities that get them excited and bring them joy.

Therefore, it is very vital to choose the right career, although it is not an easy task. Choosing a career is one of those momentous decisions that can change the course of your life. Such an important decision deserves considerable time and introspection. Choosing the right career can be difficult, but having a defined career direction will help people with getting a job. But with hard work, people can accomplish that goal.

Of course, since we all have different skills, interests, experiences, and expectations, no one career is best for everyone. So how do people choose a career that is the best for them?  It requires careful and accurate career planning. We believe that individuals at any age need to approach career management with care and attention and must have an appropriate decision-making framework in order to achieve personal success and satisfaction.  We will have to take responsibility for managing our careers and managing our lives.

 About The Author

Professor M.A. Akkas

Professor M.A. Akkas

Chairman, Management Department

Chairman, Bureau of Business Research

University of Dhaka

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