Career Management For Purse Development Or Personality Development?

Decisions taken in the beginning of your career are crucial to scale new heights in your professional life. If you are an IT professional, numbers crunching accountant, whatever may be your passion, you have to decide your career path in the beginning of your career. It is highly difficult to face competition in the job market, if your career decisions are influenced with the pressure from family and friends. Though you are influenced by winners among your friends who made it big in their career, it is your knowledge, skills, abilities and attitude which decide the altitude of your professional life. Many people try to settle in different fields but in vain, as they do not have the specific skills to excel even in one field of their choice. Finally, they will become jack of all and master of none.

Tread with caution: If you wish to excel in the profession of your choice, just passion is not enough. You have to select a career which suits your personal traits. If you give much importance to higher pay and perks, you may have to face trouble. When people are struggling for employment in these days due to stiff competition, you have to tread with caution. You have to prepare to face new age challenges. Otherwise, it is not amazing if you lose your job due to recession and lack of abilities. You have to select such a field where opportunities are more to climb the ladder of success in your professional life. There has to be opportunity to prove your worth continuously. If you follow some basics while selecting your career, you can easily face the challenges of professional life.

Are you satisfied with your job? Before selecting a career, you have to assess your personal interests from your childhood onwards. Instead of giving much importance to money, you have to concentrate on settling in your career. Even if you face upheavals in your career, you must be able to overcome them with your skills and abilities. You have to update your skills related your field of career. If you update your skills from time to time, companies cannot touch such candidates during the situations of downsizing.

Analytical skills are an asset to your career. You should not complete the entrusted job mechanically. You have to understand the ins and outs of the job. If the job is not so useful keeping in view of the result, you should inform that to the Management. Initiative to solve the problems and leadership abilities will give you that unique edge over others in the eyes of Management. You can feel that rest assured about your future prospects.

Professional vision: You should understand the problems in your present job. If you wish to change your field, you have to assess pros and cons before taking the plunge. Some companies may not be able to face the consequences arise to changing scenario of business and markets.

Future guaranteed: Some companies provide educational loans to their employees to enhance their abilities. You can find out with your employer, whether they provide this kind of facility, if you join them.
What about perks? Some companies provide free transport and additional benefits like vacation and free trips for family members along with self. If you are working in such company who takes care of the needs of the employees, you need search for another job.

Research and reassess your position before changing your job. Find out the positions of your friends at present, who were your classmates. Take your qualifications, skills and abilities also into consideration. Even if you wish to decide to change your field of profession, you can search social networking sites and blogs for a better understanding of the job market to validate your choice.

The author is a Senior HR Professional, HR Consultant, Soft Skills Trainer and Founder CEO of aimkaam consultrainers, Hyderabad. You may reach him at
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