How to choose a profession to your liking?

How to choose a profession to your liking?

Choos­ing the right pro­fes­sion is a long and often very excit­ing process that allows you to take a fresh look at your­self and real­ize your desires and oppor­tu­ni­ties. The ques­tion “who will I work?” rel­e­vant not only for grad­u­ates who select a high­er edu­ca­tion­al insti­tu­tion for fur­ther edu­ca­tion. Many adults with decent work expe­ri­ence con­sid­er chang­ing careers, espe­cial­ly if the cur­rent posi­tion has not brought them sat­is­fac­tion and did not give them career growth.

To make a bal­anced and delib­er­ate deci­sion, you should first of all under­stand your own skills and expec­ta­tions, and in addi­tion, in the mod­ern labor mar­ket and in-demand pro­fes­sions.

What to be guided by?

It does not mat­ter at all who is faced with the choice: in front of yes­ter­day’s school­child or an adult who has gone through a per­son­al­i­ty cri­sis and a reassess­ment of val­ues. It is impor­tant for both of them to under­stand that not every pro­fes­sion in the mod­ern world can be well paid, and some are dying off alto­geth­er, just as the pro­fes­sions of lamp­lighters or tele­phone oper­a­tors died out in their time. You can tru­ly suc­ceed only in those areas that are expe­ri­enc­ing their growth and flour­ish­ing.

Experts make their pre­dic­tions based on the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion:

  • domes­tic polit­i­cal and for­eign polit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try;
  • the pace of eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment of the coun­try;
  • rates of eco­nom­ic and inno­v­a­tive devel­op­ment of sep­a­rate regions.

To date, lead­ing experts have com­piled a list of the ten most sought-after pro­fes­sions in which there are the most oppor­tu­ni­ties to achieve career suc­cess.

  • IT spe­cial­ist. IT spe­cial­ists today are not only web devel­op­ers and pro­gram­mers, but also numer­ous mar­keters, testers and design­ers. The work will require a high learn­ing rate, a math­e­mat­i­cal mind­set and flex­i­bil­i­ty of think­ing.
  • Inter­preter. The suc­cess­ful coop­er­a­tion of our gov­ern­ment with the coun­tries of Asia in recent years has dra­mat­i­cal­ly expand­ed the trans­la­tion camp from West to East. Nat­u­ral­ly, spe­cial­ists with knowl­edge of Eng­lish, Ger­man or French will not be left with­out work either, but, accord­ing to experts, trans­la­tors from Chi­nese will soon become the most in demand.
  • Auto Mechan­ic. For those who pre­fer to work not only with their heads, but also with their hands, the pro­fes­sion of an auto tech­ni­cian is per­fect. In order to become suc­cess­ful with lit­tle gold­en hands, you need to have a broad out­look, be aware of the lat­est devel­op­ments and speak Eng­lish at least at an inter­me­di­ate lev­el.
  • Doc­tor. The med­ical field today is one of those that are suf­fer­ing from a short­age of pro­fes­sion­als. Today, our state offers young doc­tors cer­tain sup­port and var­i­ous ben­e­fits, which can be a good start­ing point, espe­cial­ly in the provinces.
  • Design­er. The indus­try, as before, needs com­pe­tent design engi­neers. The pres­tige of this pro­fes­sion is increas­ing every year.
  • beau­ty indus­try work­er. This spe­cial­ist will turn out only from some­one who not only knows how to cut or dye well, but also has an idea about the psy­chol­o­gy of the client, the basics of mar­ket­ing and knows how to present him­self as a sought-after pro­fes­sion­al.
  • logis­ti­cian. The pro­fes­sion of a logis­ti­cian does not lose its pop­u­lar­i­ty either — a per­son coor­di­nat­ing the chain of deliv­ery of goods and raw mate­ri­als from a ware­house to pro­duc­tion or a store.
  • Mar­keter. The mar­ket for goods and ser­vices is only grow­ing every year, and there­fore, good mar­keters are more and more in demand, able to com­pe­tent­ly track cus­tomer pref­er­ences and increase the lev­el of com­pa­ny sales.
  • trade rep­re­sen­ta­tive. A promis­ing pro­fes­sion for the brave and not afraid of risk. Direct work with buy­ers face to face, con­stant trav­el and stress — this is only a small part of what you have to face.
  • Cook. For sev­er­al decades in a row, the chef’s pro­fes­sion has not lost its lead­ing posi­tion.

But in recent years, ordi­nary chefs have also become more and more in demand, whose salaries have increased by 15–20% over this peri­od.

As you can see, pop­u­lar pro­fes­sions cov­er many areas, and choos­ing a job to your taste, although not easy, is still pos­si­ble. To choose the main direc­tion in which to devel­op, first of all, you need to do intro­spec­tion and hon­est­ly answer a num­ber of ques­tions.

  • What am I inter­est­ed in? All peo­ple are dif­fer­ent and their pref­er­ences are also dif­fer­ent. It’s not for noth­ing that a pop­u­lar pic­ture with the inscrip­tion “every day some­one goes to your dream job and hates it with all their heart” has been walk­ing on the Inter­net for many years. One prefers to work with num­bers and graphs in silence and soli­tude, while the oth­er does not see life with­out noisy meet­ings and mass dis­cus­sions with col­leagues.
  • What can I do? At this step, you need to list your skills and strengths as hon­est­ly as pos­si­ble. Do not exag­ger­ate the mer­its and deceive your­self, this is not a resume where every­one slight­ly embell­ish­es their abil­i­ties. How­ev­er, you should not under­es­ti­mate your mer­its, be mod­est either.
  • Where am I at right now? At this step, you need to under­stand what kind of edu­ca­tion you have, whether it is pos­si­ble to quick­ly retrain for the cho­sen pro­fes­sion and whether there is enough mon­ey for this. Is there an oppor­tu­ni­ty to quick­ly retrain and whether your life and the life of your fam­i­ly will suf­fer?
  • Where should I move based on today’s oppor­tu­ni­ties? After ana­lyz­ing all of the above, you can sketch out a small plan in which the move­ment towards the cho­sen goal will be out­lined point by point. Even the largest task, bro­ken down into sep­a­rate small tasks, looks more solv­able.

It is far from always pos­si­ble to find a job to your lik­ing, sim­ply by con­sid­er­ing the lists of pro­fes­sions in demand. Some­times intro­spec­tion and mar­ket research is not enough. Var­i­ous tests and meth­ods will come to the res­cue, allow­ing you to find your dream pro­fes­sion.

  • Dif­fer­en­tial diag­no­sis accord­ing to E. A. Klimov.
  • Ques­tion­naire accord­ing to the method of J. Hol­land.
  • Pro­fes­sion choice matrix.
  • Method­ol­o­gy using the “Map of Inter­ests”.
  • “Hedge­hog con­cept” by Amer­i­can busi­ness con­sul­tant J. Collins.

Common mistakes when choosing

There are sev­er­al com­mon mis­takes that peo­ple who are look­ing for work keep mak­ing time after time.

  • The choice is only with the head or only with the heart. When choos­ing a pro­fes­sion, you can­not rely only on what you want or only on what is in demand. It is impor­tant to find a com­pro­mise between the two paths.
  • Lis­ten to oth­ers and not lis­ten to your­self. Choos­ing a pro­fes­sion that was imposed by par­ents, teach­ers, or just in com­pa­ny with friends is a big mis­take. It is not at all nec­es­sary to have heat­ed argu­ments with your fam­i­ly, you can even lis­ten to the opin­ions of those you trust, but the final deci­sion should be made only by your­self.
  • One pro­fes­sion for life. This pos­tu­late should remain in the past, when the unhur­ried rhythm of life dic­tat­ed its con­di­tions. Today, a change of pro­fes­sion is pos­si­ble even at the age of 40–50, and you can learn to be a spe­cial­ist with­out leav­ing your own home.
  • Always dream and nev­er do. Today, the phi­los­o­phy “dream and every­thing will come true” is pop­u­lar, in which, of course, there is some truth, but there is also a con­sid­er­able dan­ger. If you only dream, with­out doing any­thing or mak­ing any effort, you can spend the rest of your life doing this activ­i­ty.

It is worth remem­ber­ing that great results always require work and courage to take the first step.

Helpful Hints

It’s not easy for every­one to decide on their skills and hob­bies when look­ing for a dream job. To sim­pli­fy this study, you can use a few tips.

  • Remem­ber what dis­ci­plines were eas­i­est in school.
  • Ana­lyze who friends and rel­a­tives work for.
  • Think about what you like more: work­ing with peo­ple or avoid­ing con­tact with strangers.
  • Decide where it is more com­fort­able to work: indoors, in the work­shop or out­doors.

It is rea­son­able and not at all super­flu­ous to sign up for a con­sul­ta­tion with a psy­chol­o­gist. The spe­cial­ist will help to draw up a psy­cho­log­i­cal por­trait of the client and select suit­able areas of employ­ment in which he will feel as com­fort­able as pos­si­ble.

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