Note that it is a big deal!
- Your life revolves around your occupation and so it has a great impact on your satisfaction in life. Sadly it turns out that, of all the people that go to work, 82 out of every 100 (82%) wish they wouldn’t have to go to work; there is gross job dissatisfaction.
- The earnings you get from your occupation depends more on hard work, so you will experience a lot of stress and frustrations if your natural make-up does not match up with the hard work required. Note that the incidence of work-related stress disorders is on the increase; it is good to guard yourself against that.
- In essence, your satisfaction at any job will depend on how well the various characteristics of the job relate well with your personal make-up.
Know the Personality types and the recommended career types:
- Physically strong
- Good Motor Coordination
- Lack verbal and interpersonal skills
- Airline Operation
- Construction Work
- Avoid close interpersonal relations
- High IQ’s
- Seek close interpersonal relationships
- Avoid intellectual reasoning situations
- Receptive, Cheerful, nurturing, and caring
- Prison Officiating
- Armed Forces
- Good verbal communication skills
- Good leadership qualities
- Risk takers
- MC for Programmes
- Radio and TV
- Hotel Management
- Like to express themselves in language, dance, music, fine art, and writing
- Graphic Designing
- Fashion Designing
- Stage Directors
Find your passion and identify career options that align with it:
You can use principles from Part 1 of Zing4Life! especially the 8-Step Creative Thinking process, and the Zing4Life! Dream Filtration Matrix.
Analyse each ‘work/field’ or career option:
- The nature of the work
- Working conditions
- Special abilities required
- Physical demands
- Preparation needed
- Chances for employment
- Method of entering into the particular occupation
- Chances for advancement
- Employment prospects or rewards
- Job hazards.
You can do this for the top few options in your list of passionate career options
Engage your stakeholders in a discussion about the career path you seem to be settling on with the view to get them to be on your side.
You may have to do this a number of times, paying attention to concerns and suggestions they may come up with so that you can factor them into the broader context of your earlier considerations. Then finalise your career path decision.
This requires that you get to know your true self from deep depths. It is the case that a gross majority of people (97%) underestimate their true potential. The Zing4Life! principles, techniques and strategies can help you harness your true/hidden potential.
Put everything into consideration and finalise your career path decision into action and stay focused: