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From the time when you have to choose a fixed stream in eleventh standard to graduation or even after graduation students keep on wondering over most famous saying ‘follow what’s your passion’ but what is your passion? And how to know it? If these questions keep on bumping in your head as well then here are some ways to know that.
1) Discover yourself
Make a list or notes of what you like to work upon for hours in a day and can continue for your whole life. Include answers of questions like what interest you, or energizes you. Observe your skills. Can you analyze fast or are you a critical thinker? Do words like ‘How’ and ‘why’ invokes you to Google in any particular field.
2) Match you skill to job interest
Since you have gathered notes of your skills and talents now try to match with the requirements in your desirable job. If the ratio of matching qualities is high then get it done. No one is born with hundred percent qualities or skills required. You can work upon those skills as you start the procedure of that particular career as some skills also come with experience and learning.
3) Personality type
‘Introvert’ and ‘extrovert’ are the two most famous personality types that is very important aspect to consider while defining career path. If public speaking or giving presentations doesn’t lower your confidence then go for jobs that require loud people. For an instance, argumentation is a tool for lawyers. While introverts can adapt jobs that require low interactions and mostly research roles.
4) Explore the market
No, jobs are just not based on ARTs, Science or commerce streams. Not every organization requires a critical thinker or any analysis may be a creative thinker, who think out of the box will work for them. There are thousands of professions existing in the world and surely if you explore deeply you can find one that fits you.
5) Sounding interesting is not a factor
Many people lure in the trap of cool or interesting job. The career that sounds cool, innovative or interesting might require a set of strong skills that you lack of and are out of your tendency. So choose a career wisely and not go for what sounds you interesting. There is a great need to have research first.
6) Give try by being an intern
You found a particular career but have no idea if it suits you not. Hundreds of people face that problem and ends up either leaving the option or getting enrolled in wrong profession. The solution of this problem is ‘Do an internship in that particular field’. Internship give a basic idea of the job that lays in particular field and will tell you what such job wants from you. If internship satisfies you, then congratulation you found a satisfying career.
7) Find people who work at that field
This is another way of knowing what is trending, what is in need. People’s experience can also give you a basic knowledge if it can be your platform or not. But remember, listen experience of one who is doing well in that job and is satisfied with that. Listening to one who is not interested in that will demotivate you.
8) Taking risk is important as well
The worst you can do is getting struck up in a career that no more energizes you. But as said ‘where is a will, there is a way’ you always have an option’ to change’ in your hand though people ignore it when it is too late but it will certainly tell you what you want to do. So taking a risk is important as well.
By Anushikha Chaudhary