How to choose a career


Choosing a career can be ranked among the most important decisions one makes in one’s lifetime.  It is a life-changing decision and it should be given that due consideration and importance.

When you are going through that phase in life when you have to choose a career, it is important to keep a few points in mind:

Look within for answers.  Most people look at other people’s choices, when they are in the process of selecting their own careers.  However, you must remember life’s not a restaurant, where you order what others are ordering.  The choice must be based on your aptitudes, your talents, likes and desires.

Make a list of your strengths and weaknesses.  Analyze where your strong points lie.  The list should include your interests, your skills and your desires, as you are most likely to succeed where your aptitude lies.

Make a list of what you want to achieve in life.  A list of short term and long term goals is a good way to begin this.

It is also important, that your skills and talents match up to your goals.  It is one thing to want to do something; it is another to be able to do it.  While planning a career, it is important to keep your capabilities and talents and your goals in one direction.

The next step would be to plan out how to go about realizing those dreams and achieving those goals.  Identify the prerequisite qualifications required for a particular career.  It is good to get some career guidance, and weigh the pros and cons of your choices.

By adapting this kind of a systematic approach, one can successfully choose the right career.

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  1. Sandeep Ramdas Deokar. says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am commerce graduate & having experience in accounting 4 to 5 years. But, iam not satisfiede in this work and not looking scope for my future, so i want to change my carrier in some technical or somthing creative field where somthing is challenging & creative work. which give good financiale & work satisfied returns. i am thinking about any Machnical Diploma or Machnical Drafting course.
    So, Please guide me. send reply on may Email sandeep_deokar@yahoo.com as soon as possible.

  2. priya says:

    respected sir/madam
    i would like to become an architect.but i dont know whether i have the proper skills for it.an architect needs artistic talents and i am not a very good artist.also i dont know whether i have the skill for imagination.but i really want to become a successful architect.so please help me.

  3. Lalit says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am B.Com., O.Level, PGDCA, M.Sc.IT. and having experience in the fields of Computer Operator, Accounts, Computer Teaching. Now I am in Govt. service as Clerk but also doing computer teaching in Part-time from last 2.5 years. I also clear departmental exam but not promoted is due since 1.5 years. I want to do something more to get higher level in Govt. Job.
    I think about MCA or MBA or M.Tech.
    Please guide me which is best for me to attain higher level Govt. post asap.

  4. DIGVIJAY PATIL says:

    DEAR SIR/MADAM ,
    I am a 12th passed student i was doing engineering but due to some family problems i had to quit it my age is 20 . i want to make a carrier in animation please tell me some courses related to animation . i stay in mumbai , almost 2 years it has been wasted and i do not want to waste more time .
    So , Please guide me . i am waiting for ur reply my email id is
    vijay_s1982@yahoo.com as soon as possible.

  5. Awais Ahmad says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I have done my matriculation with 83% marks. I live in Rawalpindi,Pakistan.Now, I want to ask You that Which Course should I choose.I’m good at maths.I want to do CAT and then ACCA. Please guide me in this learning process.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Awais Ahmad

  6. vishal says:

    dear sir /madam,

    i completed my graduation (arts ) 8 years ago.and i have diploma in computer hardware.now i want to pursue my studies as i am wid dad`s busniess and d business not goin upto work.so please guide what should i do.

    with regards,
    vishal
    ariesvish@aol.com

  7. Abhinit says:

    Dear Sir\Madam

    I am a 12th studying student from science side i.e physics,chemistry and maths . I am hoping for versatile and financial rich career for me .
    Sir i am very much confused in several options please guide me i will be greatly obliged

    Your’s Sincerely
    Abhinit Rana

    rana.abhinit007@rocketmail.com

  8. Ankita says:

    Dear sir/madam,
    I am s.y.b.com(a&f) student. i want to make a carrier in accounts &oher fileds releated. plz suggest me for my future related carrier.
    i am waiting your reply.plz guide me.my email-id is there

  9. Ankita says:

    Dear sir/madam,
    I am s.y.b.com(a&f) student. i want to make a carrier in accounts &oher fileds releated. plz suggest me for my future related carrier.
    i am waiting your reply.plz guide me.my email-id is there

    anki28naik@gmail.com

  10. Chinanu Beauty Ogugbue says:

    Great! Ur guidance on career is great. Like yr web and wish u update it. bravo!

  11. shyjin says:

    Dear sir/madam
    i have completed BCA.i am financially back,so please guide good professional courses that costs 50,000 per year which placed soon completing the course.i am also sattissfied with govt ranking jobs.
    please guide me
    WITH HOPE
    shyjin b

  12. dhanush shenoy says:

    i’m in 2nd puc science (pcmb) and i’m intrested in animal anatomy and morphology and also in mechanics and aeronautics.But i’m more intrested in animal morphlogy but i’m confused because i want to make money so what should i do

  13. albin m.t says:

    hello mam
    recently i complete my DEGREE(BBM)after what to do…………..
    i have only one option 2 do mba or other PG courses….. but i don’t like 2 do MBA or other courses now,pls giv me any 1 year coure… as soon as possible
    ,thanx

  14. vikas yadav says:

    i want do social networking

  15. anirudh says:

    Respected sir/madam

    I am studying in 10 and i am confused in which career i should choose . i like maths physics chemistry and computer science.i want a job which has good income and with job security.please help meeeeeee

  16. alok says:

    i am currently studying engg(comp science) in Bangalore.Though its been two years since ive joined engg its only now that ive realized that engg is not my ideal career choice.Ive realized that i m not going to be very good in this field.I m thinking of completing my engg and opt for something else but i really donot know which field i m interested in.Will an aptitude test help? Please guide.

  17. Aparajita Moitra says:

    I’m final year student of M.Sc in computer science. What are the options of my job career?

  18. Venkatesh Kiran says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am a B.E(ECE) graduate 2009 passed out. I am hunting a job for the past 1.5years. Recently i got a job as Sales Engineer at Wenglor sensoric India Pvt Ltd in Mumbai. They have asked me to join on 3rd Jan 2011. I am really confused whether to take up this job or try for the IT job. Please give me a good suggestions and also advantage and disadvantage of being a sales engineer.

    Thanking you,
    Venkatesh Kiran.
    (r.venkateshkiran@gmail.com)

  19. nighil ns says:

    Respected sir/madam my name is nighilns.i took commerce on +2 nw im doing a diploma course in network engineering.i hd 60 percent mark.i want to become a network engineer.cn u give me instructions to study further.n wht is the best 4 me to become with this couse.reply me at nighilns@yahoo.com

  20. Francis says:

    Sir/Mam
    I am a B. Tech(Mechanical) and MBA(Finance and Systems) graduate and a month experience in marketing field. I want study SAP course and dont know where to do and please suggest me where to do and with placement oppurtunities. What are the other oppurtunities I have…

    Thanking you,
    Francis.

  21. subha kurian says:

    I finished my msc nursing.but not intersted for working in clinical field. Can u suggest some other medical PG courses which have good oppertunities.and whether MBA hopilal management andMBA health care services have scope to ger good job?please give me good suggestion.

  22. Dear sir/Madam

    This is shridhar naganur, I have completed My B.E (Mechanical egg), Now i am working in a small scale industry that is in penya, but here i am doing work as cnc machine operator,weather this work is required for me please give me solution

  23. Dear sir/Madam

    This is shridhar naganur, I have completed My B.E (Mechanical egg), Now i am working in a small scale industry that is in penya, but here i am doing work as cnc machine operator,weather this work is required for me please give me solution

  24. Vikas Rajput says:

    Sir,
    I m Vikas rajput from Jammu City of J & K (+2)is my qualification,from last five years i am working in Private sector as a office incharge & store Keeper, but this profession is not my future, i want a job like which can save my future, so what type of profession i choose

  25. pritpal singh says:

    Respect sir/madam

    Myself pritpal singh, i am commerce gradute student i complte my b.com in 2007, i most interested in IT – Sector , so i have done hardware & networking course & my hand87 on experience in overall 5 years in IT-Sector in mumbai but my pay scale is not increasing , so please help out that what i will do for my best place in IT sector & also for Highly paid , i have interested in software field also , but because of low pay scale i cant afford the software course on my shoulder my mother & younger sister responability is there , please help me for this , revert me as soon as possible

    Thanking You
    Pritpal Singh
    (pritpalsingh24@gmail.com)

  26. swathykonikkara says:

    dear sir

    i am a student who completed my 10th std.i am really confused about my future.can you please suggest a suitable course for me.

    yours sincerely
    swathy konikkara

  27. swathykonikkara says:

    dear sir

    i am a student who completed my 10th std.i am really confused about my future.can you please suggest a suitable course for me.

    yours sincerely
    swathy konikkara

  28. mahendran says:

    halo mam,
    i have completed my b.com course .before 4 yrs and iam now wrking in marketing field…..i want to go to next stage of my lyf…..financially ..pls guide me abt my carrier and rly me in karthikapreethi1991@gmail.com

  29. farha shaikh says:

    Dear sir/madam,
    i m a bba student studying in tybaa. my question is that one must choose which field after COMPLETION OF bba. as i had planned to do mba.

  30. priya says:

    hello,i am a b.com graduate.looking for a job in accounts field.i want to pursue 1year course in institutes.plz guide me short term course in accounts.my mail id is priya.sep30@gmail.com

  31. JK says:

    Dear Sir/ Madam,
    I am a student finishing her A’levels in science stream this June and is having trouble deciding a career path. I have linguistic skills and I’m good with people, and speaking. I like physics and maths, though I’m better at English than Math, and I do not have a math brain. I do not like law, but I like art and even engineering fields. I am interested in business fields too though i have no business background. I am also interested in Environment related fields as well. I feel like I am interested in too many areas, that now I have no idea what to study or how to choose. I would be grateful if you could give me some advice or suggestions, if you could give me some career guidance.
    Thank you
    -JK

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