Finding a career that of satisfaction, fun and of course, a long-termed one is a search end of a long journey.
A successful career is not only for rich and famous people; it is also a dream of a common man too. Choosing the right career can be difficult, but having a defined career direction will help you with getting a job. Now the million-dollar question is: How to make the ‘right’ career selection? The answer is Self-awareness. One needs to decipher one’s own personality, interests, values and aptitude and completely envisage these aspects. Too many choices are not good, especially when it comes to picking your career.
What is your personality type?
Our personality is made up of a combination of characteristics or qualities that make us who we are. These characteristics control our emotions, thoughts, feelings, actions, attitude and behavior and personality theorists refer to them as personality traits. It’s these traits that make us interesting and unique and they remain mostly consistent throughout our lives. Research has shown that different personality types tend to have distinct preferences in their choice of careers.
Understanding your personality type can be determined by engaging in a scientific approach using online self-assessments or having a psychologist analyse you. If you choose either of these options you will find that the personality assessment is quite straightforward – you simply answer a series of questions about your likes, dislikes and aspirations. At the end of the assessment you receive a report detailing your personality type.
Knowing Your Interest.
Our personal interests are reflected in the types of activities that we enjoy doing and the topics that we like to learn about and discuss. We should look at our personal interests when we choose our careers because:
• People do better at what interests them.
• People are attracted to careers that suit their interests.
• People usually are successful in careers that suit their interests
Different job types and the personal interests that go along with them: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising and Conventional.
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What are your values?
Your values are likely to be the main factor in deciding on a career or a career path within a particular field of employment. The effort, commitment and motivation that a person brings to a job are usually in direct proportion to the values that they perceive in it. Your values are those things in your life that you consider to be important. In relation to work, values are what give purpose to a job in the eyes of the individual who does it. Another name sometimes used for values is motivators.
Different type of values: Achievement, Independence, Recognition, Relationships, Support and Working Condition.
When you understand your Personality, Interest and Value Section, this helps you to choose a right career for you and give a job satisfaction and overall happiness.