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Sunny Shakya
June 13, 2022

What do I choose after by 12th? What to pursue in bachelor’s? What’s gonna be my future? Where am I gonna end up? AAAAAAGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Why choosing a career is so hard? How do others choose what they want to do in their lives? How did that falano choose to be what he/she is today?



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I am sure these questions are cluttering in your brain? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Everyone goes through this phase in their lifetime. Coming from a society where the only career options are either doctor or engineer, or doctor or engineer, I know it’s hard to choose your career. Youtuber, movie star, pilot, army, doctor, engineer, mayor, or gaupalika adhyaksya, every field you choose has immense opportunities to be successful in life but the question remains, what’s right for me? As much as money matter concerns you, you also don’t want to end up somewhere you get bored off or never really wanted it. That’s why I’m here to guide you to choose your career and find the torch that will light up your path toward success.




1. Interests

What do you like doing in your free time? What hobbies do I enjoy? Do I prefer to stay at home or go paint the town red? Do I like people, art, animals, sports, and more? You can ask yourself all these questions in front of the mirror. The answers that come from within you will be your mentor and guide you to choose your career. Remember you have to be true to yourself and not just consider anything as your interest just because it is trending or your friend is getting into it so you want to jump in the well too.




2. Personality

Are you an extrovert or an introvert? Leader or Follower? One-man show or Team Player? Cooperating? Competitive? Creative? Logical? Drama Queen? Your personality is what decisions you are naturally inclined to while doing any work. It’s how you feel, behave and think.




3. Skill:

Everyone is skilled at something. Maybe you’re good at cooking, you can multiply 50*34 in a second (It’s 1700, boom 0.1241412s), can hit those hoops, bend it like Beckham, manipulate (sounds like a villain, but hey skill is a skill). Whatever skill you possess is unique in its own way. Your skills are a major factor that can help you choose the field you want to go or even you can start your own thing. Remember you can always learn a skill. Keep Grinding Fellas.




4. Education

Despite the fact that recent methodologies applied in education are not well-designed enough for making anyone ready for the future but still education plays an important role in your career. It’s not only about the subject you study or doing assignments but the character that builds up during all these years of schooling. The hard skills and soft skills that you’ve learned directly or indirectly have sown the seeds for what you become later in life. Higher the education level, you’ll see the world from different perspectives and how it could help you in your career. It’s up to you to decide its worth. Find what elements of your educational journey have played a role in your future.




5. Values:

Everyone values something. For some, it could be money or it could be that one idea that keeps itching in your head. You may want financial security from your career or a work-life balance, you may want a sophisticated digital economy, a healthy population, robots doing your assignments, a crime-free society, or bring justice to innocents. The values you believe in will decipher your quest to find a fitting career as it will give you meaning to whatever you like to do.




6. Strengths & Weaknesses

Answers to all the above questions will depend on your character’s strengths and weaknesses. It’s a tough job to question yourself and dive deeper into yourself to know who you are as a person. It could be your greatest strength or your worst weakness.

Can you handle rejection and failure countless times before you succeed? Are you prepared to go through as many obstacles as required to reach your goal, such as further education, gaining internships and real-world work experience, and often extensive application and interview processes? Do you have the patience to surpass all the tests you have to give along the way to your highest career achievement? If the answer is yes, then you probably have what it takes!

If you don't know your strengths and weaknesses, make a list of everything you’re good or bad at doing. Ask your family members, friends, teachers, and mentors to help you write this list that you will use to narrow down potential careers.




7. Future Scope

Every industry, every job, and every aspect of our lives is constantly changing, and with time the changes happen rapidly. You don’t know if the career you want to pursue may exist in the next 10 years. So, you need to consider the scope of your chosen field. Recent Covid-19 disrupted many of the markets that once shined brightly. With the advent of technologies, many businesses have been dusted off or are in the state of trying to keep up their pace. It is important to consider how competitive the career path or whether there are jobs available is.

But don’t you lose your faith mate, as the future depends on what you want to make out of it. Your chosen path can lead to innovating better ideas than those ever existed. You may build the next Facebook or even better, you may find the secret to immortality, you may inspire millions of others, and you might be the one to make this world a better place to live. There are a plethora of innovations being done at the moment and more is yet to come. You must, weigh up the risk vs. reward. Maybe the world just needs you to keep believing in yourself and prove your worth beyond any scope.