A great number of people are not happy with their career choice. That is why it is advised for parents and secondary schools to encourage career guidance and counseling for children and students respectively to help them find out the most satisfying career path to follow. In order to discover career path, one should consider the following;
1. your dream job,
2. your personality,
3. your hobbies,
4. What you enjoy/ enjoyed versus what you passed in (high) school,
5. The country’s job market,
6. Parents’ opinion, and
7. God’s grace and guidance.
DISCOVER YOUR DREAM JOB
There is a saying that if you’re trying to choose a career, you should think about what you would do if you didn't have to work. The answer to that question may give you an insight into what your career path should be. To discover your dream career, you need to think of what you always do that makes you truly happy and then how you can really describe it, and what it is about it that really makes you happy. The answers will help to figure out your interests.
Having known your dream job, you should then compare it to your hobbies, personality, what you passed in school, and the subject you liked in school. The comparison will then help you to know the career that suits you best.
FIND OUT YOUR PERSONALITY
Once you have an idea of what your interests are, you should move on to the kind of personality you possess as an individual. Your personality is that pattern of thinking, action or behavior you have that makes you different and unique from other people. It is important to find out your personality because it helps you to relate your lifestyle to something you can do well.
Personalities include introverts or extroverts, analysts or diplomats, sentinels, explorers, pessimists or optimists. You should figure which one you are and know where you fit in most. To do this, you should take a personality test, and find out what your personality is. You should also consider your psychographics which includes your lifestyle and your social class. Given your personality, see how well it connects to our hobbies.