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How to find the best job for you

April 09, 2015 10:30 IST

What do you really love?

Where is it that your heart lies?

What would you love to do for the rest of your life?

Read on for interesting tips on how you can choose the best career for life.

How to find the best job for you

When we were young, the question, "Who do you want to be when you grow up?" had a very easy answer.

It delighted us to think about the future because we saw ourselves as astronauts or doctors or successful engineers changing the world with our talent.

Once we actually grow up, we realise that the answer or the pathway is not easy.

The fact that we have many choices has actually complicated the issue today.

Some of us are confused about the field to choose while the rest of us have no idea which path would be the best.

Moreover, there is the stress to get a job quickly and start earning.

That pressure often forces youngsters to take up jobs that don’t appeal to them.

While it goes smoothly for a while, they are unsatisfied because they don’t love what they do.

Plus, they are so absorbed in their field that they find no way out!

In order to avoid being a part of this vicious circle, determining the best job for you is vital. We have a few tips to help you in this regard.

Find your passion

What do you really love? Where is it that your heart lies?

What would you love to do for the rest of your life?

Are you highly creative? May be you could be a graphic designer.

Do you have a flair for words and expression? You could be a writer!

Does your interest lie in the technical or technological world? Well, there are many options within this field as well.

Once you know which broad industry you would like to work in, you can make an informed decision about the particular field.

Simply spending a little time with yourself will help you in this regard.

Hire a career coach

Sometimes, it can be tough to pinpoint what you really want to do or what you should do.

This, as aforementioned, stems from too many options and the pressure to get a job quickly.

If you are hard pressed to find the right job, we recommend a career coach or a mentor.

A career coach, being experienced in careers and the industry, will guide you through the entire process of job search.

If you'd like advice on your current job and career growth, a career coach will do that as well. Therefore, choosing one can be a great idea.

Remember that there are many coaches out there and finding the best one for your needs purely depends on you.

Searching online on networks such as LinkedIn and seeking referrals are two of the safest ways to find a reliable coach.

Also, once you zero in on a couple of them, you should ask questions and find out about their success rate.

This will tell you whether the coach is trustworthy.

Of course, price is also an important factor.

Compare the charges of at least three shortlisted candidates and then make your pick.

Experience comes at a price, which is why you should be prepared to spend some money.

If you choose the right career coach, every penny will be worth it.

Polish your skills

It is crucial to note that your educational qualification may or may not play a vital role.

The world is an open book today and allows you to choose different fields of careers based on your interests.

However, technical job roles call for educational qualification as well.

In these lines, choosing a particular job role based on your interests and skills is recommended.

If you have a creative edge to you and would like to branch out, you should go for it.

It may be daunting in the beginning but following your passion has mostly always been rewarding.

Experts say that you should be the best at what you do and you’ll succeed!

Keeping this in mind, strive to learn at every step so that you are successful in whatever career path you choose.

Follow your heart and polish your skills!

Photograph: Rafael Anderson Gonzales Mendoza/Creative Commons