When trying to build a career, you might be surprised at how many questions are common. These questions are also easily answered, but it surely is not always easily applicable. If you are in the space of having tons of questions about your career, you might find it in one of the below mentioned. Here are the questions we found after a qualitative data analysis.
Q: Should I follow my passion?
A: We are constantly bombarded with the idea of following our passions. The truth is, you can follow your passion if you do not care about the monetary aspect. Many people make a fortune by doing what they love and others simply do what they are good at. If you are willing to start at the bottom and work your way up, then go with your passion.
Q: How do I nail an interview?
A: An interview is a great opportunity for you to showcase your knowledge, but it can also be daunting to some people. The answer is really simple. You have to make sure you prepare fully. Research the company and gain as much information as you can. Look at the hiring process and speak to a few employees if you can. Preparation is the key to success.
Q: Do I need references?
A: I know it can be a pain to get your references in order, but it is still an important part on your resume. Speak to those individuals who will make an impact on the job application. If they were to get a call and speak about you, what would they say? This is why it is important to have a good character, so no one has to make up any stories. They simply have to speak the truth. Think about qualitative analysis vs quantitative analysis. Quality is always better than quantity, so keep your reference list short.
Q: Does money matter?
A: As with the question about following your passion, this is a personal decision. However, money is an important factor to career building. If you are not satisfied with the amount of income you are receiving, you are probably not going to stick around for long. For many money can be a motivator to grow within an organisation. Money is just one factor when it comes to a career. If you earn a fortune, but you are not happy or satisfied at work, then money does not matter.
Q: When should I change my job?
A: If you are unhappy to the point where you are considering making big changes, you are probably already there. A career change could be a positive move, if you are sure that your unhappiness is tied to the job. Sometimes you go through periods of feeling unfulfilled or you might not get any recognition for your hard work. That does not mean it’s going to last forever. If you have been feeling this way for years, then I say, you might want to consider a career change. Working on a qualitative analysis of cations for 3 months without any recognition, would make me want to change careers too.
These questions are just a drop in the bucket and I am sure you have many more. The fact of the matter is that you have to trust your gut. Do not ignore your own intuition when it comes to making life altering decisions. There is no right or wrong answer, but only what is right for you in the moment. Always think everything through before you act. It is difficult to find a job these days and perhaps even more so to hold on to one.