A profession is our social face, our image, our lifestyle and even our way of thinking. Choosing a profession is one of the most important steps, which largely determine the fate of a person. Moreover, it is always a critical, if not dramatic, moment in the life of every person.
Until recently, the profession was chosen alone for a life. And with the apparent breadth of choice, the actual choice was actually quite narrow. Today the horizons have expanded so much that it is extremely difficult for teenagers who still do not really know themselves to take a very important step. And it is difficult to parents too to give an advice since their life experience occurred in a completely different economic, political, moral and ethical conditions. In addition, those who have already got diplomas and life experiences face the challenge of changing their profession.
It is very easy to make a mistake, and it is difficult, expensive and takes a long time to fix a mistake. Unliked, uninteresting work, to which we give away more than 50% of our lives, becomes a source of irritation and constant stress.
Without doubts, the basis for choosing a profession is laid in childhood when interests and abilities for certain subjects are manifested. But these data are not enough to choose a profession.
Turning to a psychologist for help in choosing a profession, you can:
- to fully understand and find a way to realize your personal potential;
- identify suitable areas of activity at several levels;
- pay attention to areas in which you consider yourself incapable;
- find ways to develop qualities that are insufficient for an already chosen life path.