Finding the right career is a matter of luck. Very few lucky people can get it. But for the rest of us getting into the right career takes a little bit of planning. The big part of that planning involves establishing and working to achieve your career goals.
Your career is likely to be a huge part of your life. Because you have to spend your most of time in your working place. Having obtainable objectives can increase job satisfaction and improved overall well-being. So spending some time to plan your career path makes sense.
So first we need to know what are career goals and why these things are so much necessary? Career goals are as like as what you want to achieve in your career — where you want to make end up and in which way you want to reach there. There are two types of objective. One is broad such as, “I need a job so I will find it until I get it,” or they can be specific, such as, “I want to teach physics in class ten.” But whether ambitions are specific or broad no matter, matter is to find out which way I will choose
Making a map before the journey….
Setting a career goals is like making a map before a trip. Without a map, there is a possibility of you’ll get lost or waste a lot of time wandering about aimlessly. If you can consider career as your destination, whether your goals will be the map.
The broad goals will work with your ambitions, interests, values are usually known as conceptual goals. And operational goals are the specific jobs and tasks you set for yourself. So we can consider conceptual goals as the destination whether operational aims will be the journey, and both are important.
To make it simply, it’s not possible to map a route until you know where you want to go.
To do this ask yourself the following questions:
- I am interested in which job?
- I am good at what?
- What kind of a job are important to me?
Find out the answer to get your conceptual targets, may be it will be look like this:
- I want to work in home.
- I want a job in a creative profession because I think I am creative.
- I want to run a business by myself.
When you will get idea of which type of thing u are interested in, want and are good at, use those thing as a starting point for considering about long-term operational plans. If one of your conceptual target is to work in a creative profession, an operational aim can be to become a logo designer for an advertising company.
If you’re already in a job and are trying l to advance your career, think which position you would like to have. If you’re a recent graduate and trying to find out your first job may be you want to research jobs that support in your future long-term conceptual aspirations.
Survey is not a great way to start…
Many people believe in measuring their current skills and personality, and then deciding which thing are suitable for them. I don’t like this concept because all people are not same.
There is a story about a wealthy woman who was looking for a husband. This story will make the concept clear. She invested around $20,000 on psychological surveys to match her with potential candidates. She met individually with the lot of them that were her best match. After all that money and effort, she realize it clearly that she didn’t like any of them.
Six months later, she was engaged to a person with whom she had met randomly at a shop. Moral: people don’t know what they want and what they like until they see it (and surveys aren’t much better in this way).
So, I don’t think any survey can tell you what you’re going to be really looking for. I’d rather experiment with lots of different activities, than make my scope little, just because a test that I will not like.
Way of Finding Your Passions
The better way to find your passions is actually very simple:
1. Try a lot of different things
2. See what you like to do
I will suggest committing to something for 3-6 months. This amount of time definitely isn’t enough to be good at anything. But it is enough time to get idea whether I can get interest on it or not
As example I didn’t enjoy networking for the first few months I worked on it. I didn’t know enough, and it was too hard to continue. But once I got over the frustration barrier, I discover that networking is an activity I really enjoy.
Sometimes You Need a Spark
Sometimes there is a problem with a passion isn’t the activity, but the goal become a great problem. As example I enjoyed to work on small self-made projects. But it was almost impossible to get profit from that side. After that point, it will not my career that can be improved.
Sometimes you need to meet people from unique backgrounds. Read books that don’t normally you are not interested in. Randomness may increases the chance of finding your desired interests will be sparked into something bit more.