How To Take The Right Career Decision?
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” — Confucius
Garima got an offer, but she is unable to decide on — How To Take The Right Career Decision?
“How do I take the right decision?” She declined the offer, but not sure if it’s the correct decision. She reached her friend Seema for help.
“I declined the offer. It’s 6 days a work-week and I have to move to a new city. Going to a new city with less acquaintances, starting a new life involves many adjustments.” Garima told Seema.
“I agree.” Seema said but she couldn’t believe it. Years ago, Garima jumped in joy and moved to new cities without any hesitation. She used to love to travel to new cities even if there were no acquaintances.
“Hmm, priorities change with time and Garima is a classic example.” Seema said to herself.
Even though we have strong interests, they may change with time. This may be due to many reasons.
Deva, “I got a call from a recruiter. Hearing about the job location, I said no. It’s far away from the city. Earlier it was just fine to commute 2hrs for work. But now, I no longer prefer that.”
Siva, “Ya, I understand. With Covid19, everyone is opting for less commuting options.”
Both of them work in the Engineering Dept. and their jobs demand their presence at the office. But, for sure, they too would be inclined towards the jobs which will give them some flexibility.”
The World around us keeps changing and so do our preferences. And, in this era of Covid19, these changes are happening at an even faster pace.
Anu is having 2 offers and she is unable to decide which one to opt for. She reached out to her brother Amar to help her choose.
Amar, “This is your first job and you are new to industry. It would be great if you get the opportunity to learn and also have great mentors. This company which provides huge learning opportunities for freshers would be a good choice.”
That’s right, Amar has given a wise decision to his sister, a fresh graduate.
How do I choose the right career decision?
“How do I take the right decision?”, or
“How do I choose the right job?”, or
“How do I decide the better offer?” — is a most common question we end up at some point of time.
To see how to make such decisions with ease, let’s take some help from these famous quotes:
1. Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. — Confucius — What does that mean ?
Many agree on this and few may disagree. Truth is — there is ‘TRUTH’ in it!
Definitely it doesn’t mean — when you love the job, you don’t have to work at all. What it means is — When you love the work you do, you do it with less struggle. With less struggle, your effort will be less.
Instead of feeling the burden on your shoulders, you will look forward to the next day with passion to go to work.
“Good beginning is half done.”- Aristotle.
And when you start with a good note, the rest will be done with ease.
2. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” — Steve Jobs. — What does that mean ?
When you find the work you love, you will be driven to work with passion. When you have passion in what you do, you put more energy into it. This will yield the desired results and the GREAT results.
Summing up all together,
There is no defined way to make the right career decision for you. Your preferences are important and those preferences can be fixed or may change. Considering where you are and what is important to you at that moment of life is the key— in decision making.
The below listed preferences are not the absolute list, but they will definitely help you to make the right decision. Few or more may be applicable and few may not, consider what suits you at the moment and take decision:
- Work timings
- Daily commute
- Close workplace
- Weekly work days
- Work From Home
- Challenging projects
- Learning opportunities
- Career growth opportunities
And not the least,
- Work life balance
- Time for personal interests
- And, some would be looking for career growth
- Some would prefer more time with family
All these matter. None is the right way nor the ONLY way. It’s just YOUR way!
Gauge all factors and take the best decision for YOU. The Goal should be — to work without any disappointment and see yourselves happy doing that work.
Hope this will help in making your next right decision. Happy career decision making..