Finding work that you are passionate about is important if you want to achieve professional success. If you are job-hunting and find it tough to decide on a career path, ask yourself these five questions first before deciding on a job to determine if it’s the right fit for you.
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Is this choice to please someone else?
Your parents and friends may have your best interests at heart, but it’s hard to stay happy when you’re doing a job only to make someone else happy.
Will I make the money I want or need?
Recognise your expectations and see if your career field meets it. Don’t expect to make $100,000 off your first job but don’t get stuck making $40,000 after five years either.
Am I passionate about this?
You don’t have to be insanely in love with your career, but you can’t hate it either. Pick something that you can see yourself enjoying long-term.
What’s my style?
Would you fare better in a structured workplace or somewhere that’s more laid-back? Be honest about your strengths and weaknesses, and choose a path that complements your work style.
Can I be successful?
Pick a career that will help you achieve your personal goals and is in line with your terms of success. Plus, doing something that plays up your natural skills and talents fares better for you.
Text: TeamCLEO / CLEO Malaysia/ April 2017