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A right job can save your life A right job can save your life

Posted on: January 13th, 2011 / In: Career

A right job can save your life

It is said that opportunity does not come knocking at your door, you have to proceed towards the opportunity. Mainstream culture has become such that what a person does defines his status quo in the society. Yes, you are right; we are talking about the three
letter word- JOB!

Is your job making you happy?

You may have got the highest of degree from a top reputed college and are pretty sure that you will be landing yourself with the high ranked multinational; however, the insecurity is always there. Once you land up a job, you are not in a position to decide whether it is a right one for you or not.

You may be working for a regular nine to five job. You must be getting a fat check at the end of every month. However, you sometimes wonder, is this you desired in life? There might be some desperate situations when you will feel stressed or even trapped in your job. You may wonder whether your boss is a bigger burden or your targets. Your co-workers could make your job worse. You have no choice but to continue with the job if you are the sole earning member of the family.

At no cost can you risk your future and your loved ones by putting down your papers. Patience is the key word here. Surely, your source of income is something that will make you survive in this materialistic world. However, you need something better
than that. You do not want to make yourself more sluggish day by day and pray that the weekend comes in a wink.

If you feel that you are the only person who is going through such a traumatic phase, then there is some relief in store for you. There are hundreds of people who feel that their job is much boring than anything else in this world. You surely have to find a
way to get out of the mess for your own betterment.

Clear understanding of one’s potential

To start with, you need to have a clear and rational understanding of your skills, talents and capabilities. Before you proceed with anything, jot down a list of assets that you possess. These assets could be anything, right from your educational qualifications, you extra curricular activities, outside experience that you have gained or if you have worked abroad. If you have worked in an overseas location, then this can surely boost your CV. Apart from professional qualifications, you should also have a clear understanding of your personal strengths like whether you are a team player or like to handle tasks individually, good analytical and mathematical skills, eye for detail, patience level, the ability to take risks and your preparedness to handle unwelcome situations. You also will need to understand what level of training you require and whether you are capable enough to start new tasks individually.

Guidance counsellor

Once you have sorted down your strengths and weaknesses, you may have to take the help of a guidance counsellor. Your guidance counsellor will help you get some valuable information on the different booming industry fields and the ones that are
not much in demand. However, this does not mean that you opt for a career where the future looks bright. In the end, it is your hard work and perseverance that pays. A wrong choice of career could mean you remain unhappy with your job all throughout your life.

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