Most people never make a conscious decision about their careers and end up at a certain place, due to external factors and present opportunities. Their career path wasn't carved out or planned.
Creating your career is something that most people don't think of at an early stage when they are not sure about themselves and the world around them.
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Here are Five Steps that can create your career:
1. Analyzing yourself.
2. Identify your industry
3. Improve your basic, universal skills
4. Start from Scratch
5. Continuous Self-Development
When you analyze yourself, instead of pondering over what you are not good at, find out your strengths and sharpen them, turning a good skill into excellence.
Pursue a career at a place that fits your strengths and makes you shine.
Do what you love and you will see that even a hobby can turn into a career.
Just knowing your job is not enough, you also need some universal skills like:
Be patient and start from the bottom; avoid going for quick fixes and unrealistic expectations, and keep learning as you go up the right way.
Successful people keep learning and developing themselves. This way they are never stuck in a dead-end job, or in their own comfort zone.
This is a tough one. On one side, I believe that we should pursue a career we are passionate about. But on the other side, I think we should NOT do something we’re bad at.
So what should you do if you love something but suck at it? My opinion is to not pursue a career in that field. Treat it like a hobby instead. A lot of people love to make music, but they are not good enough to earn a living. But does that mean you should stop making music? Hell no! Go and jam with your friends — in your spare time.
I know this is somewhat of a limited view. Some people even call it pessimistic. But I see it as realism.
At the beginning bring in one customer at a time to avoid becoming overwhelmed by the demands of larger numbers.
Having practical goals that are attainable on a daily, weekly and monthly basis helps you develop positive habits and train yourself for success. One good framework to use when formulating goals is the SMART Goals Criteria.