August 24, 2015
Fall is Back-to-School Time: Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Career
With the start of the school season quickly approaching, thinking about your future vocational path is more important than ever. Here are the top five things that you should consider when choosing a career:
1. Your Happiness
It may sound cliché, but the number one thing that you should consider when choosing a career is your own happiness. Don’t be pressured into becoming an accountant if you hate numbers just because you think it’s the right thing to do; instead, pursue something you’re truly interested in.
Of course, while happiness should be prioritized, you also want to focus on a realistic and viable career option. By pursuing a skill that’s marketable, and that you’re good at, you’ll ensure that you have an opportunity to work (for money) in the future. Non-marketable pursuits should be reserved as hobbies.
3. Social Environment
If you’re a people person then you’ll want to consider the social environment in which you’ll work. While introverts may be comfortable at a desk job, extroverts often require more stimulation. Choose a career that fits your social needs.
4. Your Work Style
Each individual has his or her own unique work style. Some enjoy deadlines and structure, while others thrive with little guidance or management. Make sure the career path that you choose is conducive with the environment in which you do best.
5. Your Priorities
As you think about your future career you should make a list of your top priorities. How will you achieve a work-life balance? What’s most important to you – having kids? Enjoying home cooked meals? Or are you more driven by the idea of career success and industry? Before pursuing a career path, figure out what your priorities are – it could save you a lot of time and money in the future!
To learn more about the career options offered by Artistic Nails & Beauty Academy, and whether you’d make a great fit, reach out to us today.