Do you feel stuck in your current role? Don’t know what you’re fit for nor what you want?
In an interesting conversation with a friend of mine in a similar state, I gave that not so well accepted advise: “Concentrate on the current role to the best of your ability & you will soon know!!”
But my curious self got into 360 degree search. Some more phone calls and discussions pointed towards an ideal situation where one can know and choose to be in the perfect job right at the beginning of their career. This in no way conformed to the discussion I had with my friend. I was devastated!
All views converged to: “Skill/Qualification & Profession Mismatch!!” : stated as simply as I write!
How does one know the depths of one’s skills?
How does one know whether one is suited for their current role (considering one is in that role) -unless one gives in their 100 % to what that role demands?
In today’s world of diverse skill requirements- who says an absence or presence of one particular skill- implies suitability/non-suitability of a person in a role?
On Qualification and Profession Mismatch- Washington post article dated 20th May 2013 says: “Only 27% of college grads have a job related to their major.” (See the link at the bottom of this post)
What about the balance 73 % ? Meant to remain confused, dissatisfied? Doing something they dislike? Do we mean they’ve hit the dead end- to rut at what they do?
And this was a Federal Reserve Bank of New York Staff Report! Imagine such report results in societies where people undertake qualifications just because there parent advised them to do that or because they friends have taken that or they think it’s the cool thing to do!
Folks, you must be kidding me to believe it! The data just states facts! This state of- dissatisfaction cries out for some-serious reasoning!
For, if it were to continue as is, which it may and probably will, unless -YOU do something about it- you end in time as a Confused Cribber!!!
But do WHAT? How does concentrating on current role help? Well- it’s like you’re stuck in the midst of a thick forest with several path outward but you’re not sure which one will lead you to the highway. Which path would you take? Why? What will form the basis of your preference?
This is just some “food for thought!”
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