The whole process is divided into 4 parts.
A career is something on which your life is dependent. So, you need to be aware of yourself and careful about what you choose.
There is no such set process or actions which you need to do in order to choose the right career. But, I have some steps which are tried and tested so let us have a look at the process.
1.) SHORTLIST THE CAREER OPTIONS
You need to follow the following steps to make sure that you choose the best option from the shortlisted list.
2.)CHOOSING THE BEST ALTERNATIVE
For finding the best correct option now double sure yourself about the career option shortlisted.
For this find your purpose or what can be the best option for you and in this regard ask the following questions to yourself:
Write the options and the option which is common should be chosen as your career option because that is something which
With the above two steps, you are ready with the career option which is going to be best for you.
3.) ALIGN YOUR GOALS WITH THE CAREER OPTION
This is again a very important part as it will bring you in sync with the career option you chose. Just sit down and make your LONG TERM and SHORT TERM goals and make a plan for the same.
Long term goals are the ones that require three to five years for the accomplishment wherein short term goals are the ones that require six months to three years for the accomplishment. If you divide your long term goal into short term goals it will help you to achieve the goals in the best way as it will keep you motivated when a short term goal is accomplished and tracking of goals can also be done appropriately.
For the accomplishment of the goals, it is very important to follow the following points:
HAVE SPECIFIC GOALS – The goal should have a specific number and a specific deadline to define it in a detailed manner and have some meaning. E.g. “I want to be successful ” cannot be a career goal, whereas “I want to be a Data Analyst within 5 years” is a specific goal as it can be measured and it is having specific meaning and the deadline.
HAVE MEASURABLE GOAL – The goal needs to be measurable as tracking can only be done if it is measurable. It has to be a quantifiable number or thing, as in the second example.
HAVE A REALISTIC GOAL – The goals should be realistic and reachable within your time frame and should be as per your abilities.
PAIR EACH GOAL WITH ACTION PLAN – The goals should have an action plan attached in order to make them actionable and reachable. It will help you to act and will not procrastinate your actions.
You can use a checklist, diary, apps, or a vision board for the planning of your goals.
When you are doing so, make sure that your goals are aligned to your career path and it is going to give you the best results if goals are in synchronization with the career path.
4.) BE POSITIVE AND 100 % COMMITTED
During the whole process of the previous 3 steps, you need to be 100 % committed, try to get out of your comfort zone, and give 100 % to achieve growth in your career.
The positivism can be maintained with various options like
You also need to keep some more points in your mind while choosing the career option so that you remain positive and choose the right alternative.
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About the Author: Anju Jindal
Anju is a trainer, entrepreneur, and career growth specialist who helps students, working professionals, women, and Job seekers to reach out to their goals by implementing a Career Growth plan