Which career should I choose?
If we had to choose one question to be declared as ‘the question of the century‘, this question would definitely be a winner!
It doesn’t matter whether you are a school-going student or a college student.
Or, you could be someone who has already completed their education.
But, still, you might feel confused as to which career path to choose for yourself.
Before you begin your quest to find the best career for you, you need to do one thing. You need to sit down and tell this: It’s okay.
It’s okay that you have not figured out what to do.
It’s okay if your friends are already bringing home a fat pay-check while you are clueless.
Always remember that your journey is what makes you unique. We all might want the same things in life. We all want money, fame, growth, wealth, etc. But our path can be unique. After all, there can be many ways to reach the same destination!
Now, I feel you are ready to take the second step. The second step includes finding your strengths.
Now, you cannot say that I don’t have any strengths. We all have our own set of skills and interests. The best way to choose a career is to find roles that align with your strengths.
Here is a list of 8 types of intelligence that can help you choose the best career for you:
1) Visual-spatial intelligence
Are you good at reading maps?
Do you rarely get lost?
Can you visualize objects moving and changing through space?
Do you have a good sense of direction?
If yes, then excellent career options for you are:
- Fashion designer
2) Linguistic-verbal intelligence.
Are you a good writer?
Are you good at memorizing things?
Can you explain yourself easily to others?
Are you a good communicator?
If yes, then suitable career choices for you are:
3) Musical intelligence
Can you find the rhythm when a song is playing?
Are you able to match the pitch of a musical note?
Do you enjoy listening to or playing music?
If your answer is yes to most of the questions, then career paths for you are:
- Music teacher
4) Interpersonal intelligence
Are you the peacemaker of your group?
Would you describe yourself as empathetic?
Are you good at other people’s emotions?
Then some great career choices for you are:
5) Intrapersonal intelligence
Do you spend time daydreaming?
Would people describe you as reflective?
Do you describe yourself as self-aware?
If you agree to most of them, then some career options for you are:
- Business Analyst
6) Naturalistic intelligence
Do you enjoy spending time in nature?
Do you have an interest in wild plants and animals?
Do you notice subtle changes in nature?
If you agree to all the questions, then here are some options for you:
7) Bodily-Kinesthetic intelligence
Do you enjoy dance or sports?
Do you have good body awareness?
Do you have good hand and eye coordination?
Are you good at balancing and moving in space?
If you nodded your head in agreement, here are some choices for you:
- Physical therapist
8) Logical-mathematical intelligence
Are you good at maths?
Do you enjoy solving brain-teasers?
Do you excel at logical problem-solving?
If you love doing these, some options for you are:
- IT Development
- Computer programmer
The answer to all your questions lies in our day-to-day activities.
Even tough decisions like choosing a career can come through daily life. All you need to do is observe your day and find your interest!
Stay Awesome. Stay Productive.
– Divas Gupta