• is a short-term pursuit
  • Earning Money is often the main motto
  • It can be full-time, part-time, temporary, and seasonal etc.
  • Example: Carpenter, plumber, Computer service, Mechanic, Electrician (Money is paid instantly/contract basis once they finish their job)


  • Is a long-term pursuit
  • It is based on inner satisfaction rather than money
  • This gives an opportunity for advance and growth

How should one choose a career?

“PASSION” should be the only parameter to choose a career

Why Passion?

In present scenario work, nature is highly competitive, Time-dependent, and fluctuating. It can be simply called as “Work Pressure”.

This Work pressure intensity will be low to high based upon the position. If you don’t love your work, then it is very difficult to tolerate. If you can’t tolerate, after a certain period you may leave the job or fired due to poor performance.

Some famous people who choose their passion as profession

Indian Personalities:

Dr.A.P.J, C.V. Raman, Satyendra Nath Bose, Sachin, A.R.Rahman, Kalpana Chawla, Mary Kom,

Sania Mirza, Saina Nehwal.

International Personalities:

Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Marie Curie, J.K. Rowling.

[Almost people choosing their career in Arts/Music/Sports/Drama are all based on their Passion]


It’s a “Million Dollar Question”. There are lots of answers given by many experts in this field; some are listed below

  • What do you enjoy doing?

It can be anything, (Like Singing, Dancing, Acting, Storytelling, Programming, Teaching, Driving, cookery, Martial arts, Sports, Bodybuilding, Research, Gaming, Engineering, Public speaking, Medical science, Astronomy, Entrepreneurship ) which brings “happiness from your inner soul”.

  • When you lose yourself

You may involve in some work, where you forgot about the time, your friend’s families and surroundings.  Totally you may lose yourself

  • Think of what you loved to do as a child (your childhood dream)

This is probably, the simple way to find your passion because during our childhood days we are much attracted to a particular field. Once we grow, our brain is distracted by so many factors and confused to choose a field.

The Probability of success in life is very high for a person who chooses his “childhood passion as a profession”.

Dr.A.P.J – Always dreamed about Space in his school days

Sachin – Started chasing his passion at an age of eleven

Sania Mirza- Started chasing her passion at an age of six

Mark Zuckerberg – Started chasing his passion at middle school [at 12 he created a messaging program “Zucknet”)

  •  Appreciation of your family and surroundings

Your Friends, Family members; Teachers may appreciate you for a particular skill. Recall those memories it may be your passion.


  • Listen to your inner voice

This may be “weird”. But the truth is “All Human Beings are communicating with their inner voice throughout their life”. If you carefully observe those instructions it can be “beacon” for your life.

  • Listen to your inner voice it will guide you
  • Speak to your inner voice it will suggest you

My Passion is Non-Engineering, due to constraints I have to work in Engineering then “How to choose a career?”


Creative skill – Choose Design oriented career in your respective branch

Analytical Skill – Choose R& D/product development oriented career (Analysis)

Logical Thinking – If you are good at logical thinking “you can choose your career in computer Programming irrespective of branch”

Communication skills – If you love speaking to people “choose your career as Marketing Engineer in your respective branches”

Physically strong – Choose your career in Indian Army/Navy/Air Force/Maintenance /Networking


The above- said skills are general classification. In reality, some of you may good at both logical and creative or analytical and communication or any combination of above. So please take a self-assessment and find out which type of skill comes to you naturally and choose a career.


                An American psychologist Dr. John L. Holland developed occupational themes based upon personality types of people famously known as “RIASEC” codes. You can use this code to self-examine yourself and find a suitable career for you.

Wikipedia Holland Codes

with kind Regards
Manohar Sir