Choosing the correct career path or the right business area is important for success. Any incorrect and hasty decision will only result in wastage of time and money, while bringing your morale down. So, be careful about what you choose.
How to choose best opportunities for your Career:
Identify your passion: Know what your niche is, it is not worth putting your efforts in an area you are not interested in. People tend to perform to their highest potential when they do something they love.
Suitability: Know whether the job suits your attitude and skill set. Working on something that does not match with your abilities will only increase your anxiety levels at work, and leave you dissatisfied in the long run.
Future growth: Research on the kind of work you have to handle and the growth path in the company. You might like your current role, but as you go higher, your job may sound boring.
Salary: Most important, clearly know if the salary you get will be enough to support you. Also, think if it will be sufficient for meeting your family’s expenses, paying loans or mortgages and contributing towards savings.
Relevance to your education: Your job becomes easy if it is related to your education. However, it is never wrong to build a career in a different field if you are really passionate about it.
How to select the best opportunities for your Business:
Identify the market requirements: The principle behind any business is surveying the market, identifying what are the products or services that customers need and supplying them at competitive prices. Make sure that the need you are catering to is not temporary, to ensure that you can profit from it for a long period.
Skills and resources: While selecting a business, check your resources to make sure that you can deliver efficiently while meeting all the parameters.
Evaluate previous records: Carefully assess the track record of the company if you want to go for a partnership business. If it is a new venture, find out who is running it and providing the necessary capital. Choose the companies which can maintain successful and long-term business relationship with you.
Profits: Estimate the profits that you can make while selecting a new business. Know if it is worth to put in your efforts, time and resources.
Customer Satisfaction: If you are dealing with end users, make sure to impress them even if it means to offer few services for free initially.
Author Bio: Written by Kate currently working for ESTA Visa.