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  • Writer's pictureSaloni Jain

Save Yourself From These Career Regrets

Updated: May 17, 2021

In a survey, it was found that just 2 percent of people reported having no career regrets. A career can be a difficult road, and no two journeys look the same. That means 98 percent had career regrets. From not taking more initiative to not having enough guidance was something that affected nearly every person surveyed.

We have listed down some of the common career regrets that you can avoid while making your career decisions.


Career Regrets

" I wish I didn't pursue career for money "

While selecting careers, you may get typically blinded by money and they prefer to let money guide your career. Today the desire for money is directly connected to the desire for happiness, believing that money = happiness is all wrong. This is a problematic mindset because it leads many of us, to follow a path that doesn’t suit us.

Career Regret

" I wish I was like the ones who love their career "

We spend more than 60% of our days at work. Our career defines us as people, when we aren't happy at work, other areas of our life suffer. Yet more than 70 percent of workers claim they don't feel satisfied with their career choices.

The problem is we end up making career choices to impress other people so we feel validated, accepted and safe. In the process, we lose sight of what makes us truly happy. With each career move, we get unhappier. The more we try to impress, the more frustrated we feel.

Career Regret

" I wish I had taken education as a serious decision "

There are certain jobs that anyone can do with a little training. But if you want to work in a specialist field that requires education as primary credibility, you’re going to have to study hard for the doors to be opened to you.

Certain careers require in-depth and multi-disciplinary knowledge for you to make a success of the tasks handed to you and academic scores mark eligibility to such opportunities and also help you get ahead in a competitive environment.