Work is where we spend a third of our lives. Choosing a field of activity is the most important thing we do in our life.
When choosing a profession, start from your desires. Don’t listen to others, but look for your motivation. Remember that choosing a profession not for love, you run the risk of falling into the ranks of those to whom work brings suffering, not pleasure. Difficult to navigate? Then answer the following two questions, they will help you decide. There can be no more than three options.
The first question is: with whom or with what would you like to work?
1) Human (children and adults, pupils and students, clients and patients, customers and passengers, spectators and readers, etc.);
2) Information (texts, formulas, diagrams, codes, drawings, foreign languages, programming languages);
3) Finance (money, stocks, funds, loans);
4) Technique (mechanisms, machine tools, structures, devices, machines);
5) Art (literature, music, theater, cinema, ballet, painting, etc.);
6) Animals (service, wild, domestic, commercial);
7) Plants (agricultural, wild, decorative);
8) Food products (meat, fish, dairy, confectionery and bakery products, canned food, fruits, vegetables, fruits);
9) Products (manufacture of products from metal, fabric, fur, leather, wood, stone, manufacture of medicines);
10) Natural resources (land, forests, mountains, reservoirs, deposits).
Question two: what type of activity are you interested in?
1) Management (management of someone’s activities);
2) Service (satisfaction of someone’s needs);
3) Education (education, training, personality formation);
4) Improvement (getting rid of diseases and their prevention);
5) Creativity (creation of original works of art);
6) Manufacturing (manufacturing of products);
7) Design (design of parts and objects);
8) Research (scientific study of something or someone);
9) Protection (protection from hostile actions).
Once you’ve answered these two questions, you can start the fun part: exploring the occupation matrix. Of course, you will not find all the professions in it, but you will be able to orient yourself on examples. Do not forget to use the vocabulary, if necessary.
The second step of introspection is finding what you are good at doing. Having found your strengths, do not forget to attribute personal qualities to them: character, temperament, psychological type (extrovert or introvert), etc. If necessary, take into account possible health limitations. The better you know yourself, the easier it will be for you to decide on a profession.