Don't know what profession is right for you? Start your search with four easy steps.

As a child, you imagined what you would be when you grew up. In adult life, for some reason, everything is not so simple.

Perhaps you just got your degree. And you know what to do next. Perhaps you are already an experienced specialist but have decided to change your profession. And yet you don’t know who to work with next. The article will help you choose or change a profession. But first, subscribe to our Telegram channel. We often publish such valuable articles!

Step 1. Understand what you like

In the modern world, almost any occupation can be a job. Ask yourself, “What do I like?” and stay on it for now. Don’t get distracted by the rest. Don’t think about salary, prestige, or other factors. Your task is to understand what you are ready to do for a long time. Who are you by nature? Maybe you want to communicate with people? Creativity, tasks that require a creative approach? Analytical work?

A personality test will help determine this. Use the answer as a guide. You will likely have to change several jobs before you find a suitable direction.

Take the Career test (read Why pay for career guidance). This way, you will identify your inclinations and list suitable specialties. A career guidance test is like a lighthouse lantern on a rainy night. It won’t give you the exact coordinates of your target, but it will help you find the right direction.

Take the Menteora career guidance test; artificial intelligence will name your most suitable professions. The accuracy of the test is 70-80% because we use a mathematical-statistical algorithm (read about Menteora's unique career guidance methodology)

Step 2. Write practical goals

Why are you looking for a job? What should she give you? An ideal job provides materially, brings moral satisfaction, and makes it possible to realize oneself fully.

Step 3. Assess the prospects

Analyze what awaits you when choosing a particular profession. Learn as much as you can about the profession:

  • Read the job description carefully. Do you have the necessary skills and desire to develop in this profession?
  • Choose a few suitable specialties. What are the career prospects that will open up in a new job?
  • Seek advice from people who work in your chosen specialty. They have an accurate idea of ​​the profession.
  • Get an internship if possible.

Step 4: Don’t make common mistakes

  • Do not sacrifice interests and personal life for the sake of money. It’s nice to have a high salary. But money should not be the main criterion for choosing a profession. People regret what they gave up on the path to wealth. Money is a means to achieve life goals, not an end.
  • Do not choose positions without prospects. See if the job allows career advancement.
  • Do not violate corporate ethics. Observe labor discipline and business communication rules.


Make the right choice with this simple guide as you work eight hours daily. Read How to change profession in adulthood? Psychologist's advice.

Take the test Menteora, consult expert psychologists, look for information about different professions, and talk to their representatives. The more you know about yourself and potential areas of activity, the easier it is to make the right choice.