a woman choosing the right career

Choosing a job out of countless career options is not an easy feat. What may be even harder is knowing which one is absolutely right for you. 

Evaluate Yourself 

Before you can know which career is meant for you, you need to know yourself. You can make use of career tests or a career counselor for guidance.

However, the core of knowing which occupation is best for you is to have an understanding of the following:

  • Aptitudes 
  • Interests 
  • Values 


Your aptitudes are what you have the natural ability to do. Having an understanding of where your skills lie will narrow down your career search substantially.

To get an idea of what your aptitudes are, answer the following questions: 

  • Are you exceptionally good at anything?
  • When you feel most confident, what are you doing? 
  • What have you been most praised for doing? 

To further explore your natural talents, you can take an
aptitude test.


Your interests generally align with your skills. People tend to enjoy doing the things that they excel at.

List all your interests and match them up  with your aptitudes. This will guarantee that the career path you choose is something you’re great at but also something you love doing. 


Your personal values are an important component to consider when choosing a career environment. Keeping your values in mind will ensure that you get the maximum fulfillment out of your job.

Below are a few examples of work environments: 

  • Collaborative 
  • Fast-paced
  • Predictable 
  • Creative

Explore Different Careers 

Once you have self assessed, a career path should begin to take form. You can now start to research various occupations that align with all you have to offer. 

Your research however needs to be thorough. Many factors need to be taken into account such as:

  • Job description
  • Educational requirements 
  • Advancement opportunities. 

This just means that you need to have an understanding of all that the job entails and what you need to qualify for it.

In order to ensure both career and personal growth, you need to be aware of whether there are opportunities within your job for progression. You do not want to be stuck in a position that will not benefit you in the long run.

Advance Your Career With Bellview

At Bellville Institute, your career advancement is top of our lists. We ensure that you can kick start your dream job all while studying one of our career centered courses

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Author: Layla Theunissen
Date Published: April 22, 2021