My hobby cannot be my career: Most people spend practically the better part of their lives at work. When it’s time to retire, there isn’t much of family or social life that’s left. Making your hobby your career can not only make your job easier, you also end up completing your work a lot faster. Doing something that you love to do reduces work pressure tremendously, thus ensuring you have a life that’s stress free and easy to manage.
Follow a successful family member: Usually most newbies take up the career their parents or a successful relative has taken up. This often is due to pressure from the family or even because they feel that if a family member is good at something, it automatically transfers to them as well. Hence, when choosing a career it is important to check what you like to do and retain your individuality. If it’s a family business try helping out and do something that you love too.
Randomly select a career: Selecting a career cannot be done just because of a passing whim or fancy for a certain thing. Don’t just pick something to do and follow it. It is important that you observe your strengths and key skills when deciding a career. Don’t simply do what you’re best friend is doing.
Cannot backtrack on a career: If you have already selected a career, and don’t seem to fit in, don’t worry, it’s not too late! Don’t stay where you are just because of what people might say, or think. Remember it’s your life and you have to be happy doing what you do. Think of what you like to do and start anew. It may take time, but the important thing is that you will be doing what you love, and most importantly, you will be realizing a life goal!
Listen to a career counselor: A career counselor can show you where your key strengths are and also what career might suit you best. However don’t follow the advice of a career counselor blindly. Use it as a suggestion but not as the final option. Evaluate the pros and cons of the career selected and how they will fit your personality and skills.