One of my dreams is to be able to go back to my Alma Mater when I was still high school (or probably where I took my college as well) and give a Career Talk on what course to take. I may not be a doctor or a lawyer but I truly believe that I have the career that I always wanted. It may not be what I have dreamed of when I was a kid but at least it is close enough.
When I was a child (and until now), I really get affected when my mom gets sick. It’s not that I’m just a mommy’s girl but because moms are the one taking care of us so if she gets sick, who is going to take care of us right?
I remembered that when she had a fever, I was 7 years old. I gave her medicine. I rubbed menthol on her back. I gave her water and I served her food. I even cried secretly because I don’t want to see my mom weak. And because of that incident, I told myself that I am going to be a doctor when I grow up so I can take care of my mom and other people.
Years gone by, I realized that I am not a fan of blood, operation tools, injections and slicing. So I almost crossed out my dream of becoming a doctor until my mom told me that you can still be a doctor without performing a surgery.
My mom is a Psychology Professor for as long as I can remember. She is just a dissertation away to be a doctor but she did not finish it. That inspired me to take up Psychology too when I was still in college. When I graduated, I wanted to take up Masteral and pursue it until Doctorate but my mind told me I need to get a job first.
Now, I am a Recruitment Manager for five years and counting. I may not be a doctor yet but I believe I’m on the right track.
Here are some tips on how to choose your career:
- Have someone or something to be inspired of – In my case, I was inspired by my mom. I got interested with the books she read about Human Behavior. And I like the fact of listening to other people’s problem and get paid a lot of money. LOL!
- Know your interests – I am not good in art but I love to talk and chat to other people all the time so I think being a Psychologist is what I really want to be.
- Don’t be easily influenced – When I was young, I could not decide what school to go to. I want to be in a school where my friends are. I didn’t research on the school I am going to study at, what was important that time is I’m with my friends. After a year or two, we separated because we have different interests in life. By the end of the day, it is just going to be you who is in-charge of your life, your career, and nobody else.
- Write it down – Make a list of the things you want to be, you want to achieve and before you know it, you will reach them. When I graduated, I told myself that I want to work in a very big, prestigious company. After a few months, I was able to work in one of the biggest Telecommunication companies in our country for five years.