I was asked a question by a HR Professional during an interview that some people choose a career according to the social status and salary it will give them, while others choose a career according to whether they will enjoy the work.
Which do you think is the best way to choose a career? And this was my response;
Choosing a career is oftentimes more subjective than objective. This means every person has their own opinion for the choice they make with respect to their career ambitions.
In the context of this argument, I think the best way to choose a career is to consider what motivates you in the long haul and that implies doing the work that you enjoy.
To buttress this point, there are 3 progressive reasons I have identified below;
1. If you do what you enjoy, you will effortlessly put in your best at work.
2. Your best work will in no time expose your skills and talent for potential promotions and/or bigger opportunities.
3. A promotion or bigger opportunity ultimately earns you the social status and the salary that you want.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” is a cliché that summarizes my argument. I recommend to every job seeker and working professional that the best way to choose a career is to consider whether they will enjoy the work and not the immediate gratification of social status and salary.