How to Choose your Career


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:

  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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3 thoughts on “How to Choose your Career”

  1. i never wanted to be a teacher, but since no job is available in the corporate world, I got no choice but to teach after graduating from the college.

    Now I love teaching.

  2. We may have set goals in our younger years–seeing ourselves to be on top with the kind of profession that we seem to be perfect for us. But years and experiences may affect our thoughts on the goals we used to have. I also wanted to be a doctor. But since my mother discouraged me to take BS. Biology as my pre-med course, I opted to take Dentistry. But I never pursued a career on that. I have 10 years of Pharmacy management. Along with that I have engaged with several small businesses and for the past 4 years, I have been into online jobs. Now, I am currently working in a travel agency and have a small business.


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