Before you decide on a career path, there are certain things you need to put into consideration.
Here are a few:
1. Your Interests: What do you enjoy doing in your free time? What do you do for fun? What are your hobbies?
2. Your Skills: What are your hard and soft skills?
Hard skills are specific technical knowledge and training while soft skills are personality traits such as leadership qualities, effective communication skills, time management, problem-solving, etc.
3. Your Personality: This is a key factor that some people tend to overlook but it will be an important part of your career.
Though I love being an HR professional, sometimes it can be challenging because of my personality. I am an introvert, and having to deal with people isn’t an easy thing to do. Even though I have learned to balance this, it doesn’t take away the challenges faced especially being an HR generalist.
You owe it to yourself to ensure that there’s some part of your day or week when you’re doing what comes most naturally to you and makes you feel at your most centred and authentic – Sir Ken Robinson.