Personal Career Development
Choosing the right major is an important decision. However, by putting too much pressure on yourself, you may end up making a hasty and incorrect choice. Choosing the right major can be overwhelming and requires a lot of time. If you do some research, evaluate yourself, and check all available options, you are more likely to select a major that will offer a long-term happiness and financial benefits. Furthermore, opinions, guidance and influence from others like your elders, professors and colleagues can affect the decision of choosing a major. However, even with the help and guidance of other people, there will be obstacles you have to overcome and be ready to face it. First, choosing to focus on a subject that you enjoy is the most important factor in determining a major. Getting a degree in a career for which you have no passion is an unpleasant position. You might make all the money in the world, but if you’re not happy with your work, you will never be satisfied. For example, my aunt’s best friend always wanted to be a photographer since her childhood. She loves to take photos of nature, her kids and family. She is passionate about photography, but her parents wanted her to be an Engineer. She works at a Consulting company and has a great paying job but she is not happy with her fulltime job as much as she likes her part-time photography job. Secondly, knowing your skills, abilities and interests are important in choosing what you want to do in life. Now a day, there are many online quizzes and evaluations available to help discover your strengths and talents. The key to my self- assessment are Strong Interest Inventory, MBTI and Holland Code. These tools indentified my hidden skills and reveal some fascinating career paths to consider. According to Strong interest inventory I have high social, high conventional and realistic skills and less of artistic, enterprising and investigative skills. To narrow down my career options...
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