Does Your Career Offer You a Bright Future?
There are a lot of factors to take into account when considering whether or not you have chosen the right career.
If you think only of the financial side of things then you might earn good money but at some point you could find that you are bored of your job and looking for a change. On the other hand, if you just want to have a fun job then it might not give you the financial rewards you need in the long term. So how will you work out whether or not you have made the right choice?
The Prospect of Bigger Earnings
Even if you start off not earning a very high salary, you will want to have the prospect of better earnings at some point in the future. Of course, this could come in one of a variety of different ways. The easiest path to a big salary is by working in a job that has some sort of clearly defined salary scale that you will go on climbing over the years. Alternatively, you might see that there are plenty of opportunities for getting promoted into a better paying role as you progress. Finally, you might see that this job will give you the experience you need to move onto something better later on. Not all jobs need to be looked on as your final position. Instead, it could be that you see it as a useful stepping stone to the career you really want, in which you will start to earn what you are worth.
Long Term Job Satisfaction
This one is a bit of a sore point for me. I spent years moving from one job to another because I got bored of them too easily. I would start off each new role with a lot of enthusiasm but as soon as I felt that I had learned everything my interest started to wane. For this reason, I had a spell in my life in which I never spent more than a couple of years in any one job. This is a good way to learn about a lot of different things and meet new people but at some point you will want to find a career that you feel offers some sort of long term job satisfaction. The good news is that I’m sure that there is something perfect out there for all of us. My solution was to start working online. I’ve now been doing it for a lot longer than any of my other jobs and there is no sign of me ever getting bored of it. We all have different needs and wants, and it is for this reason that we each need to find the role that best suits us in the long term.
The Chance for Some Variety
For me, this point kind of falls into the previous one about long term job satisfaction. However, I feel that it is important enough to also give it a separate point here. You see, I simply can’t imagine doing a job that involved doing the same thing over and over again year after year. As I said earlier, we are all different. However, I think that it must be hard for anyone to imagine themselves doing the same things day in and day out for the rest of their working life. Perhaps other people will offer different opinions on this matter, but I think that if your career doesn’t offer you the possibility of some variety in the future then it is going to be very difficult to feel happy doing it. Don’t forget that if you get a lot of variety then this will also help you pick up a good number of different skills over the years as well.
Have you chosen the right career, or do you feel that you need to keep looking?