How to choose a career?

Choosing the right career is key to success.

Everyone has certain personalities associated with strengths, and weaknesses, choosing a career keeping in mind those factors is very crucial.

Personality Analysis

You can do a SWOT analysis to assess your personality.

What is SWOT

SWOT is an abbreviation of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.


  1. Are you good at problem-solving?
  2. Are you good at self-management?
  3. Can you work in a team, can you lead a team?
  4. Are you good at communication and interaction?
  5. How easily can you make friends?
  6. What do your teachers/mentors say about your strengths?
  7. What do your parents/siblings say about your strengths?
  8. Are you naturally good at something?
  9. What do you enjoy doing most?
  10. What are your special skills?
  11. What are your biggest achievements and what enabled those?


  1. What are bad habits, that affect your productivity?
  2. What do your parents/siblings say about your weaknesses?
  3. What do your teachers/mentors say about weakness?
  4. Do you procrastinate?
  5. What are your biggest failures and what causes them?


Opportunities are mostly related to outside circumstances that can help you achieve your career choice.

  1. Can you leverage technology to work upon your weakness and further fine-tune your strengths?
  2. Do your strengths directly related to opportunities?
  3. Do you have access to good advisors and financial resources?


Threats are mostly related to outside circumstances, that can prevent you from achieving your career choice.

  1. What are the obstacles/challenges are you facing?
  2. Does any one of your weaknesses directly affect your goal?
  3. Does competition affect your goal?
  4. What is the success rate of the goal you are trying to achieve.

Strengths and weaknesses are deciding factors in terms of choosing your goal. Opportunities and threats can help you navigate to achieve your goals.

Choose Careers

Based on your interest pick up a few career choices and do a SWOT analysis. You can do choice-specific Opportunities and Threats analysis.
Do your choices align with your strengths? You must choose a career option aligned with your strengths.

Know your career choices

If you choose a career, you must do a detailed analysis of what types of jobs you may need to do. What are the roles and responsibilities that come with the particular career choice? Will you be able to do that your entire life? Does it align with your long-term vision?