Choosing the right career at the start of your career journey is probably the hardest task in the world of work. Luckily, you can’t make a mistake. Not in the sense of you are not allowed to make a mistake, but in the sense of, any job you start out in will teach you valuable skills and lessons that will help you grow as a professional working person.
There are, however, certain things you can look for in your first job that will help you get a good start on your career journey. As we have established by now, the better you know yourself, your personality, your characteristics, qualities, strengths and weaknesses, the better able you will be to make an accurate career decision. Another very important thing you need to know is what you like and dislike. What we dislike and what we do not enjoy can teach us just as much about ourselves as the things that we enjoy doing.
You have to be realistic in your expectations of yourself and your career journey. A rewarding and fulfilling career is something that you have to initiate, build, cultivate and nurture throughout your working life. It is not a position you achieve, and you are done. You need to look beyond the obvious when deciding what career path, you want to follow. A good career to admire has the following qualities. You should be able to work with people you find interesting. No one can decide what makes a person interesting for you, only you can. A good career has development opportunities for you, so that you won’t stagnate. As we all know, although it is not everything, enough money is important and it is important that you are adequately remunerated for your skills and time, so a good career to admire is one where you will be adequately financially rewarded.
Starting out on your career journey is not an easy task, luckily you do not have to do it alone. At Yong we have a large community of like-minded individuals all on the same journey. Take a look here.