Choosing a career that suits you

You can study our courses to obtain skills and knowledge that will benefit your career. These courseswill help you find employment or start a business of your own.

When it comes to choosing a lifelong career, there are important aspects to consider. Your career should be something you enjoy doing. To make this possible, we have listed a few things to consider when choosing a career that suits you:

Your Personality

You must consider your personality traits when choosing a career. There are certain careers that you cannot do if you have a certain personality. For example, if you are generally a shy person who does not speak a lot, you cannot consider being a Lawyer. This is because the career requires that you speak a lot and interact with a lot of people.

Look at the personality you have and choose a career that aligns with that. For example, if you are a vocal person who easily interacts with people, you can consider working on television or radio platforms.

What Interests You

Interests are important when choosing a career that suits you. You easily connect with things that you are interested in. This means if you choose a career that you are interested in, it will be easier for you to stay on track.

For example, if you are interested in the beauty industry, it would be easier for you to study a Beauty Therapy Course. You will be more likely to study the course because you are passionate about it.

Career Goals

The course you study has an impact on the career goals you have. You must study for a course that will help you reach your career goals. If your goals include working in the corporate industry, you must study for courses related to business.

For example, if you can enrol in an ICB Business Management Course, you will be able to find employment as a Business Analyst, Sales Manager, Business Manager or Business Consultant. This will allow you to work and grow in the corporate/business industry.

Aspirations In Entrepreneurship

If you have a dream to have your own business, you may consider choosing a career that can help you get there. You can go for a course that involves business. This will help you know how to start and manage your business.

For example, you can study a NATED Business Management Course. This will equip you with skills and knowledge of how a business works. You will be able to open your business and fulfil your dreams.

In case you are still undecided about what kind of career you want to pursue, you can try a career test online. This will help you figure out the type of person you are and what career would suit you.

Why Is It Important To Choose A Career That Suits You?

It is important to choose a career that suits you because of the reasons listed below: 

  • You easily find your place in the industry 
  • Excellent performance at work is certain
  • You are free to be yourself
  • Your working life can be enjoyable

Watch Our Principal Of Matric College, Jan Badenhorst, Discuss How To Choose The Career That Suits You

Jan Badenhorst, the CEO of Matric College, says “I learnt “on the job” in my first job. And when I started my first business I quickly realized that my lack of training in things like business management, accounting, human resources, and so on; was a real disadvantage”.

Here Are Questions To Help You Determine What Career Is Right For You

  • What are you interested in?
  • Do you enjoy being alone or around other people? 
  • Would you enjoy working in an office space? 
  • What are your strengths? 
  • Do you want to work for a company or be your own boss? 
  • How much money do you want to make a month? 
  • Are you good with practical or theory? 

The answer you give you be able to help you know what type of course you can study and the career you would pursue. If you are still not sure what to study, we can assist you. If you apply to Matric College, we have Course Experts who can help you choose the course that suits you best. 

Our Course Experts look at your budget, interests, and career goals. This helps them choose a course that would be best for you.

What Can I Study To Open A Business?

If you want to start a business, you can enrol at Matric College for different courses that help you gain skills and knowledge that are business-based. These are: 

ICB Courses 

You can enrol in one of our ICB Courses to obtain business skills and knowledge. These courses are specifically designed to offer business development to students. Through these courses, you learn how to open and operate a business. 

ICB Courses are not the best for starting a business. They also prepare you to work in a business setting. You can use your skills and knowledge to look for employment. You may be able to work as a Business Manager, Junior Researcher or Office Administrator. Below are the ICB Courses you can enrol for: 

Short Courses 

You can enrol in one of our Short Courses to gain a wide range of skills. You can use these skills to start a business of your own. Through these courses, you will learn how to open and manage a business

Short Courses do not only provide you with skills that are good for business, but for employment as well. You have a better chance of getting hired with this variety of skills. Below are the Short Courses you can study: 

Apply at Matric College today and begin studying for the career that suits you best. You can apply with or without a Matric Qualification. You can study to become an employer or find employment. 

Author: Mulisa Nethononda
Editor: Sive Ncanywa
Date: August 31, 2022