The time to choose a career is a stage of great uncertainty, parents, teachers, friends and family ask: What will you study? and that question feels like an interrogation that puts you between a rock and a hard place. The choice of your career should not be an impulsive decision to avoid the pressure of others’ questions and the uncertainty it causes.
Give yourself time to get to know you, doubt, think and find out helps you choose a career related to you and your interests. So your decision will be the end of a personal process and a choice based on the security of knowing you and knowing the careers that exist.
Choosing a career can be much more than deciding what you are going to study. Choose a career with a deep knowledge of your personality, your tastes, your interests, your environment and your reality is to choose a life project related to you. For that it is necessary that you know, discover who you are and what you like. It is not enough to look for information about the races or to take a test that tells you what to study.
Some practical strategies to think about who you want to be and how you want to grow …
1) Take it easy: If you do not know what your vocation is, if you like many different things or if all your friends have already decided what they are going to study and you are still thinking about what you want to do, do not worry. Everyone has their time, give yourself space to choose peacefully.
2) Get to know you: Think about what you like to do, what your interests are, what subjects are easier for you and which ones are more difficult for you. In doing so, I included your hobbies, sports and hobbies. Your interests and your personality are important to choose something that you enjoy doing and that allows you to display your potential.
3) Be realistic: Consider if to start studying you would have to move, how much time you would have to travel to the place of study and how many hours per day you will be able to devote to study. When reflecting, consider if you are going to work while you study and what are the occupations and professions of your family and your environment. Including reality in the election allows you to evaluate if your decision is viable.
4) Investigate the offer of courses and careers: The traditional races are the best known. However, there are many more university degrees that can surprise you and about which you can investigate. Search the internet, visit the universities, learn about the careers that interest you. This way you will choose based on the security that provides to know deeply the current options and the career that you like.
5) Talk to a professional: Before making the final decision, talk with a graduate of the careers that interest you to know their experience and the work field of each. With your testimony you can project what your professional future would be like and evaluate if it is something you like, what are the possible work activities and if you imagine yourself working in that profession.
Career choice is a personal process that involves thinking about the future. Knowing the offer of careers, your personality, your interests and your reality you can choose your vocational path with more confidence, and these five strategies can be a compass that guides you to where you are going.
Good luck in your search!