Hi Kavish choosing a career path depends on what are your interest areas and liking as this will help you to enjoy your work . Next comes skills and aptitude what you are proficient in - say maths or sciences languages , spatial or 3 dimensional visualisation, mechanical and engineering, psycho motor co ordination, logical reasoning or clerical speed and accuracy . A combination of these skills and interest areas will make a strong combination to do well and feel good about your work.
Next comes your personality and adjustment whether you like to work in team or alone , with machines or take risks, or intellectual pursuits , conventional structured work or innovative and creative work. The personality characteristics also help in choosing career according to temperament in terms of what work environment you will like , how well you can adjust to people and handle the situations, are you tender minded, tough or angry, handle stress take risks or like to play safe .
Career drivers are inherent motivators that help you to tug challenges and come out as winners , When your Career Drivers are not represented in the work you do, stress, dissatisfaction and unrest invariably set in. The further your daily activities are from the description of your top Career Drivers, the more discontent you become. It becomes increasingly difficult to find the energy to meet your commitments.
The absence or presence of your Career Drivers in your work is one of the best measures of where you land on the satisfaction and motivation scale. It's as simple as that. This, in turn, has a big impact on your success in your career.There are nine types of career drivers...
A Material Rewards
Seeking possession, wealth and a high standard of living
B Power / influence
Seeking to be in control of people and resources
C Searching for Meaning
Seeking to do things which are believed to be valuable for their own sake
Seeking a high level of achievement in a specialised field
Seeking to innovate and to be identified with original input
Seeking nourishing and rewarding relationships with others at work
Seeking to be independent and to make decisions for oneself
Seeking a solid and predictable future
Seeking to be recognized and respected by other people
A combination of likes interests, skills and aptitude, personality and career motivators .
You can make a list of career options and see what you like and dislike . Then focus on above points to understand whether you are cut out for it . If your dislikes are more and other factors are also less you can think of other options.
One important quality for career is passion pride and belief in your work role.
All the best !!
Your Dost Malini Shah