6 Ways to Find a Job in Your Field of Interest

Let’s admit it; catchphrases like ‘follow your passion,’ OR ‘do whatever you want to do’ OR ‘don’t choose a profession antagonistic to your interest’ have begun to irritate all of us.

Many youngsters now don’t bother to act upon them either because they have become too mainstream, or because practicing them due to societal pressures is way too complicated. But the question is, do people still want to find a job in the field of interest?

And, the answer is yes because no one wants to burden the soul even if it is for earning a livelihood.

Landing a job in a profession that compliments the art and craft of the person is itself a considerable achievement. Time changes and so the trends but an urge to pursue one’s passion never dies.

And, this is the reason that builds the case for finding a job in the field of interest.

Here are the 6 ways that can make youngsters find a work that they to love to do.

1.  Be Clear about Your Interest

The first step of loving what you do is to be clear about what you love to do. Unfortunately, many people don’t get to know this in early stages of the life.

Either their preferences keep on changing, or they are confused between priorities like a high standard of living, success according to the social norms or satisfaction that comes from achieving a person has wished for so long.

One efficient way of achieving the clarity is to act upon a personal development plan. Youngsters should take time to analyze if the desire for financial stability powers their interest or it demands them to bring out their ideas and creativity?

2.  Choose a Technical Path

 A person who doesn’t know about his interests, or doesn’t have any idea about what he or she is good at can choose a technical path. Luckily youth of modern times is available with so many mechanisms that take a test for their abilities.

Few institutes design individual experiments aimed at testing the skills of a person. These programs aim at analyzing the capabilities and potential of an individual in different fields. Usually, high school students who are soon going to start an undergraduate course choose for such program.

As a result of taking the specially designed tests, youngsters get to know about their abilities and hence select the right field of study.

3.  Study What You Want To

Unfortunately, not all the students get a chance to study what they want to. Youngsters who wish to pursue a career in the field of arts are unprivileged in this regard; because art has not remained a lucrative profession in most parts of the world. Hence, parents advise and even pressurize their children to choose a subject that promises a rewarding job.

Youngsters who are lucky enough to develop a clarity of mind must refrain from picking a field of study that doesn’t go well with their interests. For example, a talented singer should better attend a music school, and technology nerd should aim at going to a high class IT University.

4. Networking with Like-Minded People

Here introverts need particular attention. People who are not good at socializing much should learn to come out of their comfort zone. They should make contacts with the like-minded people who can show the way to the practical life.

Networking with the people who share the same interests also helps in putting ideas into work. Even, if one doesn’t intend to start a new business or company, he/she can assist in achieving someone’s aims as long as they are a matter of interest.

Luckily, networking in the time of social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Reddit, and LinkedIn has not remained a big issue.

In the same manner, a person can easily find and attract a target audience for his/her work in any part of the world. But, the condition is one must be ready to look for the others who have adopted the same path in the journey of life.

5. Seeking Help from Mentors

Nothing proves to be a better mentor than a heart. But, here we are talking about achieving success as well as satisfaction by all means. Hence, it is better to overlook the distractions that fall in the way of following one’s heart.

For this purpose one should never hesitate for looking to the industry mentors who are experienced enough; they not only offer the necessary guide but also provide training for carving out a need for others from one’s talent.

Seeking help from mentors doesn’t require attending sessions or arranging personal meetings with the leaders in one’s field; if such an arrangement is possible, then it is good enough.

Otherwise, one can read the motivational success stories and habits of the people who made their name in the same field.

6. Using a Proactive Approach  

Youngsters who want to find a job in the area of interest should never wait for an opportunity to knock on their door. They should either create the opportunities or make their way towards it in an active manner.

For example, a Wannabe journalist or a TV anchor must visit the newspaper offices and channels to drop in resumes. He or she shouldn’t wait for the posts to be advertised.

Instead, they should convert their ideas into a meaningful presentation and make their effort to sell it. Further, they should make sure not to let go any opportunity.

A person who is committed enough to pursue his/ her goals should learn to take risks and overcome fears. Someone who wishes to start a new venture in the field of interest should give it a try. At most, they will face failure, but at least they will not regret not pursuing they wanted to do.

After all, winning the race doesn’t matter, but being a part of it is something that matters the most. So, one should learn to say no to the fears when it comes to pursuing dreams.

Written By
John Elijah is a career development enthusiast who has special interest in different topics including university selection for higher education, job search strategies, and team work.