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MAKING THE RIGHT CAREER
Everything in life is about choice; Even
God says in the scriptures “choose Life”
To be happy, successful, fulfilled in life is a
matter of choice
You have nobody to blame if you are not
successful or fulfilled, it is your choice
There is a strong link between the
career you choose and your purpose in
Your Career is the vehicle that carries
you to your purpose
Career is a way of making a living,
a profession or work which may
require certain levels of learning or
training. It is a life-long job,
professional progress, a vocation
or occupation that a person goes
into and therein makes a living.
You can for instance have a career
in education, law, music,
engineering, medicine, etc.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF CAREER?
Simply put: To meet societal
needs and/or add value to the
There are many needs around us
waiting to be met, identifying and
meeting them may turn out to be
a career for you.
“Needs” – Morally and legally right
No career is good or bad in itself.
What is important is the person
behind the career and what
he/she can do with the chosen
HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE
What not to do:
Choosing based only on financial
Choosing based on pressure from
peer or parents
Choosing for the sake of choosing
MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE
What to do:
Understand yourself: Self-
knowledge is very important because
it leads to self-discovery and self-
discovery leads to self-actualization
which ultimately leads to fulfillment in
life and career.
Carefully and honestly determine your
intellectual and interactive strength and
weakness. Find out what you are good at so
you can discover your innate abilities i.e.
To discover your talent, ask yourself the
following questions: what is it that you do so
well? Where do you think you have an
advantage over your colleagues? What do
you enjoy doing with little or no
encouragement? Your answer to these
questions might be your talent.
Discover your interest:
Based on your discovery about yourself, find
out what career or type of job arrests your
personal interest. Your interest is what you
like to do, many people describe it as “what I
would like to be in the future”. Sometimes it
is your life’s goal and ambition. Whatever it
is, you need to know it and the earlier the
better for you.
Understand your Options
Obtain as much information as you possibly can
about the various career options that are
available to you, particularly, those that arouse
To understand your options fully, things
you will need to find out include what the
career is about, requirement(s) for the
career, mode of training, duration of
training, where the career is available,
prospects of the career, challenges of the
career, what the career entails, what it
takes to successfully go into the career,
the demand of the career on you and so
- Discuss it with your parents and career
guidance teacher or counselor. They are there to
guide you and sure know more than you do.
- However, it is your own duty to make your
choice. “Listen to advice but make your own
No one can truly know what works for you,
so carry out your own research and make
an informed choice taking into
consideration your talents, interests and
Keep God in it
Without God, you have no career. The surest
way of making the right choice not only in
career but in life generally, is to seek the mind
of your creator.
This you can do by praying sincerely and
waiting upon Him. “Trust in the Lord with all
your heart. Do not rely on your own
understanding. In all your ways acknowledge
Him, and He will direct your paths”. “I will
instruct thee and teach thee in the way which
thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye”.
These are infallible promises you can count on