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Making the right career choice

  1. 1. MAKING THE RIGHT CAREER CHOICE BY By Emmanuel Adewuyi Emmanuel Adewuyi www.thepurposedrivenachiever.c om
  2. 2.  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
  3. 3. CAREER CHOICE  There is a strong link between the career you choose and your purpose in life.  Your Career is the vehicle that carries you to your purpose
  4. 4. What is Career?
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF CAREER? Simply put: To meet societal needs and/or add value to the society/people 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
  7. 7. Are there good or bad Careers?
  8. 8. 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 career
  9. 9. HOW TO MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE  What not to do:  Choosing based only on financial consideration  Choosing based on pressure from peer or parents  Choosing for the sake of choosing
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11.  Analyze yourself: 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. your talents.
  12. 12.  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.
  13. 13.  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.
  14. 14.  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 your interest.
  15. 15.  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 on.
  16. 16. Discuss - 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 decision ultimately”.
  17. 17.  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 ability.
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. Having made your choice, what next?
  20. 20. Making the right choice is not the end; you need to work hard to make your dreams come true, else it may at the best become one of the greatest dreams that never saw the light of the day
  21. 21. Whatever career you end up choosing, you need to distinguish yourself if you don’t want to be roaming the street in search of job.
  22. 22.  Have behind your mind that it is much better to become a job creator rather than a job seeker. So begin to think on this and working towards it.
  24. 24. Thank you for Listening