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The three common mistake students make while making career decisions.

1. The mistake of following the wish of parents/Guardians.

It is okay to make certain mistakes in life.such mistake are sometimes necessary for the process of mental and emotional development. Irrespective of any advisory role your parents/guardians could play in your career path-finding, you must recognize that the choice of which career path to follow is absolutely your responsibility. One of the biggest mistake you will make is to allow your career decisions to be"influenced" by the opinions of other people, especially your family and friends. Trying to please others,such as your family and friends in this context, is a mistake that will definitely come back to haunt you in the future. You must never forget this; it is you, not anyone else,who will live with your choice of career. Most parents advise their children to pursue a particular career not because that's the career most suitable for them but because they, the parents have an ulterior motive. Sometimes,it is for the sake of their own career,so that the child would continue from where they stopped.other times it is for their personal ego. They want to pride themselves for having a child who is pursuing the"reigning" career.

2. THE MISTAKE OF CONSIDERING ONE CAREER TO BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN OTHERS.

The biggest mistake of our educational system is the idea of grouping careers as either professional or non professional. As a result, students who find themselves in the so called non professional career tend to feel intimidated by those students who are in the so called professional careers. Is there a need to put careers into groups or categories? Most definitely, yes.is there a need to group them as either professional or non professional? The answer is capital NO!. If we should go by the real definition of the word professional, it simply means to practice something,or someone who practices something with high degree of skill and competence. All careers can be practiced with a high level of skill and competence. As a result, any career can be tagged as professional. When we understand it this way, we are less on which is professional and which is not.

3. THE MISTAKE OF CONSIDERING ONE CAREER TO BE MORE LUCRATIVE THAN ANOTHER.

This is another terrible mistake students are compelled to make. Those days in school we were made to believe that only doctors and bankers were rich. They dress responsibly and are always in corporate attire. We thought that being rich had anything to do with your appearance or attire, much less your career. Apparently, doctors and bankers are not the richest in the world today. They are not even among the 100 richest people according to the results we have on the internet. So once again, the thought of one career being more lucrative than another is definitely not true.

RIGHT QUESTIONS To ASK YOURSELF ARE:

1. what career/ job will make me happy and fulfilled?

2. what do I dream of doing with my life in the future?

3. what career/job am I passionate about?

4. what are my aspirations?

5. What do I really want out of life?

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