Almost over 800,000 plus Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam candidates walked out of the classroom with enthusiasm and ambition as they entered what they believe will be a bright future.
However,the prospects for that future will largely be determined by a career path to take
Some individual students may have already had the benefit of receiving professional advice.as others will likely address this question much later.
Career guidance process should ideally begin in the early years of post-primary education however it is never too late to find a suitable career.
There are quite a number of careers available as there are disciplines in tertiary institutions.
The individual preferences vary even more.
Consider these eight factors when choosing a career path
1.Your Interest and passion
For one to find your passion is a journey in and of itself but do not be discouraged if you don’t know yet.
Ensure you keep trying new things. Even though you have to build it, it will come. One choosing a career that aligns with your interests means committing to a life of professional fulfillment.
A career that is economical , determines the purchasing power of those who dare to dream.
A number of students ignore their own interests in favor of pursuing a financially rewarding career. Career planning is essential to a rewarding and fulfilling work life
You must academically excel in the subjects that will lead to the desired career.
4. Availability of work
Before you selecta job or career path, you should conduct research and keep up to date on the types of jobs that don’t go out of season or the jobs that will replace you in the long run due to technological advances.
Incase you find that can be exhausting to apply for jobs that are short-lived and do not provide any job satisfaction,you had better avoided it.
5.Your Personality type
When you Understand your personality it allows you to appreciate your emotions, behaviors and thought patterns.
For instance Incase you prefer to work alone you win be happy in a job that requires you to be extremely organized and follow a strict schedule.