There are 2 key points that I am going to discuss in this article:
1. Resume and interviews,
2. Selecting your career or the right job.
Resume and interview are the first of those things that are taught to us when we join any Bachelor’s program. Be it from engineering to BBA, BCA or BCS or BA; teachers always talk about how you would be put to test after leaving the course and how one will have to be prepared to crack it. They tell us about how life will take turn and how your two page resume will end up getting you a job somewhere in some cubicle.
There are hundreds of sites that talk only on how to crack interviews and how to build resumes. These sites are often taking considerations about what all people who have decided their life will flow only in certain direction, do. But, there are people whose resume talk about their life in such a varied way, that one tends to think how this person can do so much in just one life. These sites also offer various templates and flow charts to allow one to decide how their resume will look, depending on the job profile, preferred by the candidate. Also, on these same sites, you will find various interview questions and the tips to crack it. You won’t need to go anywhere else to find information regarding anything, to relate to resume and interviews.
But there is this one thought, constantly nagging us, that whether the job we chose is the right one. Will it always make us happy? Will it always make us proud of ourselves? Will I be contented with the work that I will do here? How many sites are there which actually talks about what job is right for you?
I read an article on Forbes site. It was written by Muse, the contributor. This article talks about how one can choose the right career path and then decide where to go. I found this very interesting piece of information when I was searching for a site regarding how to choose the right career for myself. Believe me, there are fewer sites that actually make you think about careers. Here are the questions you can find on that site which I found interesting:
1. If I could choose one friend to trade jobs with, I’d choose____________, because ____________.
2. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to do ____________. It’s interesting to me because ____________.
3. If I had the right education or skill set, I’d definitely try ____________, because ____________.
4. If I had to go back to school tomorrow, I’d major in ____________, because ____________.
5. My co-workers and friends always say I’m great at ____________, because ____________.
6. The thing I love most about my current job is ____________, because ____________.
7. If my boss would let me, I’d do more of ____________, because ____________.
8. If I had a free Saturday that had to be spent “working” on something, I’d choose ____________, because ____________.
9. When I retire, I want to be known for ____________, because ____________.
When you are done with answering these questions, you may think that, “I never gave a thought on this. I never actually know what I wanted to do!! ”. This tough thought provoking!! The major point is to read this article is to make you realize that, the job you do, isn’t actually you want to do. Many people complain that they aren’t happy, where they work. The reason I found is they do not think seriously on what kind of job they want to do. Students take certain course because their parents said they would be good at or they were misguided by someone influential person or what they see on TV. Having a will for particular course isn’t bad, but answering these questions might give an insight whether what you chose is right or is not worth your time.
I checked one lecture named “Your Job is not your job” on YouTube given by a professor at MIT. His name is Prof. Fred Kofman. He talked about how one can define the goal in one’s work profile. If a person is sure what his job is he will be so certain, that he will not be fed up with work again. For example, if I ask a teacher what is your job? He will reply my job is to teach. But, Fred Kofman says that no, your job isn’t teaching!!!! Your job is to help other people learn. People come to you because they think you are their best guide. This is the difference that Prof. Fred Kofman stated in that lecture.
Making your goal certain so that your decision is right.
The reason I am writing this article is to, help my friends to develop thinking for themselves.