Moving with the passage of time is essential and pivotal in order to ensure you are on the path to success. There have been numerous instances of individuals, business houses, and even the governments who failed to overcome the challenge that time throws upon. No matter you are a young adult in your early 20’s or you are a veteran working professional, if you have the ability and skills to move with the world, no one can stop you from achieving great heights in your career. It is true, that, choosing a new and unique career option, is often a risky path with lesser chances of success. But, history tells us that, successful are those, who just start it.
How To Choose A New Career?
Choosing a new career option is not as simple as it may sound. This is a critical process and requires a high level of thinking, lots of research, and most importantly an unmatched ability to persevere. Becoming a torchbearer is not an easy task and this requires you to be smarter and cunning enough so that the world might follow you, post becoming successful. Below are some factors, that must be considered while choosing an appropriate path:
1) Know Your Capabilities
The first and foremost thing to do before choosing a new career option is to analyze your own personality and mindset. We all humans beings are different from each other. Some might be a creative thinker but lack guts and the other might be brave enough to start a risky venture but is not a visionary. Hence, always conduct a scrutiny of the self and note out some of your unique characteristics. This will help you to analyze and choose better.
2) Understand The Finance
Be it a manufacturing startup or simply a service-based company, everything requires money. Finance is the lifeline of business enterprises and you would most probably be requiring a constant supply of it, which would obviously, depend upon the nature of your business. If you have a huge pile of savings or have an excellent credit score with an ability to get funds at cheaper rates for a longer duration then you can pick capital-intensive businesses. Otherwise, go for capital-light business ideas and explore the best option available.
3) Your Ability To Handle Emotions
Starting a new venture or making a career move, is like entering into a new realm of the world where the sun might rise from the west and the moon might appear in the daytime. Such is the level of uncertainty that, initially you would mostly be unsure of your decisions. This would not only pile up stress, agony, and frustration but also at times you might also feel burned out and guilty for starting this thing in the first place. It is better to seriously evaluate yourself and note down the results, whether or not you can handle pressure and stress for a fairly long period of time.
Types Of New Career
With the advent of technology and growing population, it will not be wrong to say that, this is an era of growing smartphones, the internet, and automation. With the word ‘new’, it simply means, that you are starting something. This start can most probably be in the following two types of ventures, such as:
- Initiating a Company (known as Startup)
- Work for a Startup
Seven Best Career Options – Latest and High Paying
1) Content Developer
The worldwide web might never reach its summit. The education technological (ed-tech) companies might never see the zenith. Hence there is always one profession, that will always be in demand, and it is the content developer. If you have the ability to use the value of words and ideas and stringing them together, so as to make logical and engaging content, you are in for some lucrative opportunities. Almost all websites and ed-tech companies require the services of a content developer who can create some meaningful and unique content for them. The pay is usually bright and increases with experience and efflux of time.
2) Organic Farmer
Gone are the days, when people focused the bare minimum on their personal health and hygiene. In this modern world, everyone is health-conscious and those who are not will start caring more for their health sooner or later. All such body vigilant people have suddenly transformed or turned their respective ways towards organic farming, which simply means the growth of agricultural produce without the use of excessive pesticides and chemicals. If you have relevant interests and most importantly farming land then organic agriculture is worth taking a shot.
3) Social Media Influencer
Instagram, Youtube, and dozens of other short video-making sites are in vogue. Participants registered on these sites are called influencers and can do almost anything from riding a bike through their heads to dancing and singing like professionals. These videos can be informative as well as entertaining related too. You just have to do your thing and present it in front of the entertainment starved audience. Upon popularity, you would not only get money but would also get famous. So, if you have the ability to create some engaging short videos, go and try your luck.
4) Join The Robotics Industry
Automation of the tasks performed by the humans has always been and will always be the trend, no matter what year we are living in. It will not be a surprise if we all have a robot as our pet in the next 15 to 20 years. Such has been the growth of this industry that it is about to overcome and break every barrier of the demand. Joining such a technologically advanced, fast paced and rapidly growing industry is not a bad choice at all.
5) Digital Marketer
Marketing has been the essence of manufacturing industry since decades. Individuals born in the late 80’s and early 90’s might be aware of the placards and posters as the primary medium of advertisement. But, in this era, those days are memories. This is the time to promote an organization’s product, using digital platforms, such as mobile applications, websites and social media platforms. All such digital promotions are done by a digital marketer who is often highly paid for his or her uniqueness and creativity.
6) Career Counsellor
This could be the perfect role for an industry veteran who has spent his prime while working. Students nowadays are too confused about their careers, thanks to the ever-increasing specialization courses and online certifications. This confusion often forces them to reach the doors of a career counselor, who after using his or her vast industry experience and practical exposure, analyses the skills of a candidate, his or her personality, and then suggest a suitable career option. The charges are often quite high for an experienced counselor and people in their ’50’s or ’60s can choose this as a viable career option.
7) Ethical Hacker
We often hear a celebrities’ Twitter handle being hacked and tweets being made by a hacker using his or her identity. The role of an ethical hacker is simply to prevent such unethical practices by plugging the bugs and loopholes in an organization’s website and/or mobile application so that there are virtually nil instances of security breaches and hackings. With the growing number of digital businesses, we expect the demand for this skill to grow at a rapid pace in the coming years. It is always advisable to be a part of an evolving profession in its nascent stage.
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Sandeep Bhandari is the founder of PrepMyCareer.com website.
I am a full-time professional blogger, a digital marketer, and a trainer. I love anything related to the Web, and I try to learn new technologies every day.
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