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Article: #23: My career - Find out which job will be right for you

#23: Moja kariéra - Zisti aká práca bude pre teba tá pravá

#23: My career - Find out which job will be right for you

Look at the list of occupations from the previous section. You will need it. In the My career section, you can challenge him from four points of view:

  • How much will you enjoy the profession?
  • How will you help the world with your work?
  • How easy is it to become a leader in your field?
  • How much do you earn doing your job?


When rating on a scale from 1 to 10, people often slip into avoiding the extremes (1-3) and (8-10). You can solve that easily. Give only three values ​​to each of our questions:

  • a little,
  • medium,
  • a lot.

And then determine what range each value has. For example, it worked for us:

  • few (values ​​from one to three),
  • medium (values ​​from four to seven),
  • a lot (values ​​from eight to ten).

Once you are clear about how to evaluate, the procedure is simple:

  1. Assign a qualitative value (little, medium, a lot) to each profession.
  2. Compare professions of the same value with each other and try to determine a different value for each of them. For example, the logistics manager and workshop foreman will enjoy you little (1-3), but the workshop foreman will enjoy you more, so he gets a two, and the logistics manager the least, so you give him a one.

Now that we have introduced the principle of evaluation, let's take a closer look at the individual questions:

Question 1: How much will you enjoy the profession?

The ideal state is when you do your favorite activity and at the same time it nourishes you. But then we would have computer game players, YouTubers, film reviewers and professional do-gooders.

That's why it's a desirable state when you do your favorite activity and at the same time it nourishes you. It should be something you can talk about with friends over dinner for hours. Something that makes you forget the passage of time.

And you won't be looking at your watch every few minutes, when the last minute will strike and you can go home.

Look at your list of occupations and determine whether your occupation falls into the first, second, or third category. If you don't know what the job entails, look at the job description at or It can also look like this:

Question 2: How will you help the world with your work?

Work must not only be fun for you, but it should also help the world. If you rolled your eyes at the fact that we are coming at you with ezo practices, don't despair. We don't want you to be Mother Teresa or Gandhi.

It is enough if you contribute at least a little selflessly to a good cause with your work. Even an investment banker can use his salary to support a class of African students in Somalia. The maintainer, on the other hand, may see his job as a mission to keep things in balance. We at the Journal see added value in helping others.

And you also think about it — is your work only to satisfy your needs or can you help others with it? If you are not clear about it, we recommend looking around you or on the Internet and inviting someone who does it for a coffee. It is definitely worth the two euros.

Question 3: How easy is it to become a leader in your field?

According to Malcolm Gladwell, you need 10,000 hours to become a world leader in your field. Whether you want to be an athlete, an artist or a programmer, it won't be easy. And it is not a matter of one online course.

At this point, think about what kind of education you will need to be able to perform the profession and how much time you will need to become a unit in it. Maybe you won't need 10,000 of those hours, but 2,000. Take a look at or And maybe you'll discover another way.

Question 4: How much will you earn?

Yes, we know that you may not be thinking about the money you will earn in the future. But at least try it. Does the job have the potential to earn regular income for food, clothing, or rent? For example, think of an activity for which you were paid in the past and did not suffer for it, or vice versa. What do ordinary people pay others for?


We move on to slightly more difficult questions. Our tip is to invite for coffee a person who does such work, and which you would also like to do in the future. Ask him how he helps people, what he does, what his working day looks like, whether he can take care of himself and his family... Find out everything you are interested in. It will give your idea of ​​work a real dimension, either it will excite you even more, or you will throw it in the trash.

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