Ресурсный центр – Choosing a career

CHOOSING A CAREER

Let’s talk about choosing a career

For most people choosing a career is not an easy task. It is one of the most important decisions one makes in life. The properly chosen career makes a person happy and successful for the rest of his life.

There are several factors that influence the decision of making the choice. They concern material and spiritual aspects of the future profession. It is generally believed that professions should be both prestigious and interesting. Everybody wants to benefit from the social privileges provided by the profession. At the same time other factors are important. Much depends on the inclinations and interests of the person. Although it is wonderful when one’s hobby becomes one’s profession. Another important factor is social environment. The profession of the parents often in this or that way influences the future profession of their children.

It is impossible to forget about the material aspect of the future profession. It indicates the level of the society’s values. Today all professions can be classified as prestigious and not prestigious. The problem of prestige is subjective. Nobody can explain the meaning of this notion. “Prestigious” jobs give a chance to an individual to enter the upper circles of the society. When the job is prestigious money is of secondary importance. The future profession should be interesting and meet the demands of a person.

To avoid mistakes, it is necessary to start thinking about the future profession as soon as possible. Some of us want to become physicians, others teachers, economists, historians, historians of art, mathematicians, biologists, and computer operators. All the professions are very useful.

What would you like to become?

To avoid mistakes, it is necessary to start thinking about the future profession as soon as possible. Some of us want to become physicians, others teachers, economists, historians, historians of art, mathematicians, biologists, and computer operators. All the professions are very useful. As for me I would like to be …

Does a person need to possess special qualities to become a good specialist in this or that particular field? Why?

Every person has got his or her interests, values, goals, aptitudes, skills and special qualities. Having these special qualities means you’ve got a talent for this or that profession. Every person needs to realize his or her talent. This realization will bring emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being. People who work from a sense of passion are usually the happiest people and they can make other people happier and bring benefits for them.

What questions will you ask your future employer at a job interview?

Have you got any special rules to regulate a working day?

Is there any dress-code in your office?

What is the period of holidays?

Are there any additional financial rewards for the job?

Give me some advice on what I need to think about while choosing my future career.

For most people choosing a career is not an easy task. It is one of the most important decisions one makes in life. The properly chosen career makes a person happy and successful for the rest of his life.

Planning one’s career involves three definite steps: self assessment, using labour market information and making decisions. The first step – self assessment – is most important. Only by knowing yourself you will be able to make the right decisions about your career. It means learning about your interests, values, goals, aptitudes and skills.

Self-assessment is difficult on your own. Career counselors in schools can offer assistance to students, they can help to make a list of the skills and abilities they think you possess.

To avoid mistakes, it is necessary to start thinking about the future profession as soon as possible.

Some people think that it is necessary to speak a foreign language well to get a good job. Do you agree with them?

I’m absolutely positive about it. Modern world is a global community. So as to be a member of this community you should know a universal language. Only in this case you’ll be in process and keep pace with the time. English is a universal language. It’s the language of the Internet, all international conferences, different instructions for modern devices and so on. That’s why you’ll be a good candidate for any job if you speak a foreign language.