Picking The Perfect Career: A Primer

Some folks believe that there is no such thing as a perfect career, and we should all muscle through the jobs we are in now regardless of whether we like them or not. However, others think that irrespective of whether a single ideal career role exists, that there are many ways that you can perfect the match between you and the job that you do all week. Read on to find out more.


The first thing to consider when considering your career is the field, or fields that you want to work in. Luckily, this isn’t such a difficult decision as the right fields usually present themselves through things that you are interested in and enjoy.

For example, many people have strengths in the fields of maths, science, or the arts. Although, it can complicate the issue if you are someone that excels equally in all areas. In fact, then it tends to come down to what you most enjoy and have the most love for.

Also, don’t forget that your motivation also plays into the field that you pick as well. In particular, those that wish to make a difference in their life and help people tend to choose roles such as doctors, surgeons, and government officials. However, those people that are more motivated by money are more likely to gravitate towards careers in big business, where the financial rewards are more substantial than to the previous suggestions.


Next, once you have worked out what type of field would suit you best it’s vital to get a hold of the style of role that you will enjoy. For example, those working in medicine may not all be suited to be surgeons but could excel in other types of jobs such as GP, nurses, or as a researcher.

In fact, it’s essential that you pick the right style of role to fit your personality and needs, as this will ensure that you enjoy your job more and are more successful at it in the long term.


Also, don’t discount the importance of picking a career in which there is a  good range of training opportunities. After all, you will want to progress and increase your earning potential as your job develops and to do that it’s vital to pick a role that has high-level learning courses such as this civil engineering technology degree associated with it. Otherwise, you may reach a plateau in your career that you will not be able to push past and that limits your opportunities for progression.


Lastly, also pay attention to the work environment that you are likely to be spending most of your time in. In particular, some folks adore being outdoors and so roles like tree surgeons, surveyors, and even outward bound instructors are a much better match that those jobs where they are stuck in the office all the time.

After all, if you want your job to be perfect, it will be in an environment that you can not just tolerate but that you will enjoy as well.


  • Scott

    June 9, 2018

    So correctly put. Some people do believe we should just plod on and earn money, rather than follow our dream roles. But why should we spend a lifetime in a position we hate?

    • Daniela Bucatele

      June 9, 2018

      Couldn’t agree more, Scott. But do you think this is more due to those people being afraid of change perhaps?

      • Scott

        June 10, 2018

        Yes, I think that’s a big part of it. I also believe that it’s opportunities as well though. Perhaps if you don’t feel you have the chance to work towards your perfect career, you may resent others that do. Point is, we all have an opportunity to make a change in our lives.

  • Career Solutions

    June 16, 2018

    Couldn’t agree more; some people feel they’re disadvantaged, whether education wise or opportunity-wise, making it harder for them to feel happy for others making the career they want.


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