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Career Assessment: Finding Your Success
Finding the career that is perfect for you is not as easy or simple as most of us expect it to be. Some have to switch from one career to another in search of the profession of their choice.
A person can only perform his tasks well if he is good at the job, which means possessing the skills and natural inclination towards that job.
The dilemma in Pakistan is that students are not provided any proper counseling which can help them in finding which career will be right for them. Most youngsters get enrolled into Medical and Engineering because their parents want them to enter the specific field and others get enrolled wherever they can.
But, it is never too late to get on the right track and Assessment is the most important tool that can help in getting this done.
What Is Assessment?
Assessment is the first step in anyone’s professional career as one cannot lead a successful professional life without choosing the career path in reviewing his capabilities and skills.
Assessment basically focuses on certain aspects which reveal a lot about the person’s orientation in professional life.
These aspects include:
What you want from your professional life both in the long term and the short term.
Interest and hobbies are important in selecting a professional field as you can work much better if you have an interest in what you are doing.
Your personality such as what you like, what motivates you, etc are also important in determining what profession is good for you.
During the course of education, the skills that one has acquired such as writing, computer programming, organizing, managing etc., help in choosing a specialized field.
Effective Steps For Assessment:
By following some basic steps, you can carry out the much needed assessment. These steps are:
Preparation is the key to success in every sphere of life. Preparation includes having a list of your priorities, job choices, skills and other important factors that can affect your professional life and making a long term career plan as well.
Make A List:
This will give you a general sphere of interest as you can highlight the jobs that you liked best. If you are a fresh graduate, you can make a list of the major subject, project completed, achievements and the internships you have done.
Set Your Goal:
Make a list of your short term and long term goals. The best way to go about it is to think of your long term goal and then make a list of the short term goals.
Skills & Achievements:
The next you need to focus on your additional skills and academic achievements which can help in a specific field or at any job in general.
Screen & Select:
Now, you need to evaluate the three lists made under these directions and see which skills match your choice. By a careful evaluation process you can narrow down the ideal career which is suitable according to your skills and your interests.
Remember, assessment can help you in finding the right career path.
We wish you all the very best in choosing the right career path…