Choose a job that interests you

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 February, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 12 February, 2008, 12:00am
 

It is important to choose a job that we are interested in if we want to do well. Salary, status and career prospects are less important.

How would you feel if you were bored by the tasks you had to do every day? I'm sure nobody wants such a job.

On the contrary, if you love what you are doing, you will be devoted to your work. This will make you happier and more successful.

Select a career because it interests you, not because you think other people will be impressed.

Davinder Singh Gill, California School

From the Editor

Thanks for your letter, Davinder. You're absolutely right: it's more important to go into work and enjoy what we do than to choose a job just because it's a high-powered or fashionable choice.

Many people, especially in Hong Kong, choose jobs based on the prestige attached to them, rather than an actual interest in the work they will do.

Although they may get paid well and be respected, it is possible that they will be bored because they have no interest in what they are doing.

On the other hand, those who do jobs based on what they love are likely to love their jobs and be far happier.

If you don't know what job you would like to do, think about what you enjoy doing in your spare time. It's likely that there is a job which fits your hobbies and which will inspire you to do your best every day.

Karly, Sub-editor

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