5 career selection mistakes:
1. Don’t select a career because it is easy?
This is the most common mistake people make to select a career. It is a natural human tendency to pick the easy task when one is given a set of options. The easy task may not be the most rewarding in the long run.
For example, a lot of people prefer to do their family business because they know its nitty-gritty. To venture into an unknown field seems daunting to them.
2. Don’t be part of the herd?
Another common mistake committed by the people is that they choose a career because their friends, seniors or every one else is doing it. This is called herd mentality.
For example, thousands of engineering colleges and a lot of IT companies came up in India in the last decade. As a result their ensued a mad rush of software engineering. People who even didn’t possess required logical and analytical skills, enrolled themselves for the software engineering course, because everyone around them was doing the same and they didn’t want to be left behind.
3. Don’t select a career because it is lucrative?
The most important criteria for a lot of people to choose a career is money. They simply look for those career where a lot of money can be made. A common example of this is the film industry. It has glamor and lot of money hence thousands of people every day goes to Mumbai to be the next Sharukh Khan and almost 99.9 percent end up being a failure.
4. Don’t select a career because it is secure?
A lot of people run after the job security. They usually prefer government jobs over the corporate jobs. Such people forget that in this fast changing world, there is no such thing as job security. A job is secure as long as you are competent for it.
5. Don’t select a career because it has highest no of jobs?
Some people choose a career by the number of opportunities it provides. They think that if a career has more jobs then they have more chance of getting one of them. They forget that other people also think in the same way. By selecting the most in demand career option they end up being the part of the toughest competition.