5 Tips for Students on Choosing a Career Path

It is great to see that the modern-day youth is so much serious about a career: students are ready to give their all-out for achieving their dreams. However, teens and young people often get confused when it comes to career planning, remaining in a constant dilemma over various aspects of the career world. Before deciding anything, it might be useful for them to go to a proper counselling service. Here are some tips to help students decide what to do next.

1: Understand the difference between temporary attraction and a real passion

Most people seeking career guidance ultimately find that they are not sure what they want to do with life: this happens because they get distracted by attraction, which is temporary but very common among teenagers. So they get attracted towards various creative fields or show interest in building a specific career, but when it comes to showing that real dedication, they take the back step and start finding things too ordinary, and they lack interest. All these happen due to the temporary attraction. The thing is, young people don’t really get attracted to a particular job; they instead get attracted towards the visual aspects like dressing sense, attitude, and so on. Take the case of a rock star for example: teenagers often want to become a rock star after attending a show, but when it comes to creating music, they lack talent and enthusiasm. Hence, it is advised for students to focus on work that they have to do and/or the challenges they will need to face. This may help in taking the right decision.

2: Be aware of your talents

The simplest and foremost suggestion that any career guidance expert would give is to choose a career path for which you already have the talent, because you have that particular talent, you will naturally love doing that particular thing. When you do what you love, the output becomes greater: this brings in success, and success is what everyone wishes for.

3: Never be in a hurry

Some people are blessed with the ability to pick the right career for themselves by understanding what their actual passion is. However, they may be doing the huge mistake of remaining in a hurry: they get so desperate to achieve a quick success that they forget the importance of excellence. In a competitive field, this may cost them a lot in terms of both career advancement and money.

4: How do you predict the future?

There is no need to remind you how quickly things are transforming, that jobs that are considered safe career options today may become unsafe in the future. Those interested in a career in technology should be particularly aware of it. Consulting a career counselling service organised by HR professionals working in particular industries may be extremely useful in that regard.

5: Don’t be a bookworm!

No one is blaming the academic system, but when it comes to careers, people should focus on specific specialisations. Many students get extremely greedy and stubborn about getting good scores at school or uni, but career experts always advise working on the subjects they want to work in the future. This would help them in feeling good while entering that particular professional field. Also, students should never be fearful of asking questions.

Kyra Chawla Guest Blogger The Shortlisted Magazine

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