Successfully Choosing Your Career

Everyone knows that finding a course that interests you is the easy step towards choosing your career. The more difficult part is making sure that the course you’re interested in will ultimately lead to work.


It’s important to keep in mind the following three factors when choosing your career:

  1. What do you like to do?

This is an easy one, because this is always the first thing you consider when choosing your career. Your likes and dislikes are extremely important factors to choosing your career because no one will ever succeed when they’re completing a task half-heartedly. This factor is especially important because studies have proven that people, who enter careers in which they have no interest, are less likely to excel in those careers. This could also lead to self-doubt and insecurities as you struggle to achieve in that career. It’s also true that people who focus on careers in which they have a huge interest are more likely to push themselves towards success. These people are generally harder workers, and do tend to reach the top of their career ladder a lot faster.

  1. What are you good at?

When choosing your career you definitely need to consider what your skills and talents are. There’s no use in pursuing a career that will require more skill of you than you can give. While pushing yourself to try new things is important, it’s also important to know what your limits are. If you’re simply not good at something, and you won’t be able to learn to become good at that something, then it’s definitely not the route you should be following. On the other hand if you’re good at something, you’ll automatically enjoy it more and you’ll have a higher chance to grow within your career. If you’re good at your job people around you will regard you with more respect and you’ll instantly feel more successful in your workplace. This will essentially lead to a better emotional and social state.

  1. What job opportunities are available?

This factor is certainly the most important factor to consider when choosing your career. While you might enjoy something and you might be good at something, it doesn’t guarantee that you’ll find a job in that field. Choosing your career is all about balance and sacrifices. Certain things might need to be sacrificed in order for you to get an opportunity towards that strong career you’ve been dreaming about. You’ll need to find a balance between which sectors society needs you to enter and the sectors you wish to enter.


So, now you might be asking how exactly you’ll merge these three factors to ultimately choose the best career for you: A career you’ll enjoy, be good at, but also a career with available job opportunities.

The best option I can give you with regards to this is to simply to make a list for each of the factors: Make a list of everything you enjoy. Then make a list of everything you’re good at. And finally cross reference these two lists with a list of highly demanded jobs. You should come up with a few ideas as to which careers to pursue.

The reason I’m making such a fuss about highly demanded jobs is because you’re much less likely to ever end up unemployed; you’ll have a lot more job opportunities than if you’d entered a field which was not sought after. Not only does this increase your chance to be employed, but it also gives you more options about your employer. If you’re highly sought after you don’t have to take a bad-paying job because there are many other potential employers that will give you better options.

If I’ve sparked your interest you can go ahead and view this link to see which jobs are in higher demand. Then you can head over to the College SA website and compare that list to the many courses College SA offers, so that you can finally find that course you’ll love and enjoy, but will also have some assurance of job availability. vhCTcOIwSxuGYz_k5t6gR0wKOKbmPszr65PGwq0JTlDgRagtu6Q7vm_OqWz_F76MkMGgJQ=w1235-h574

Need to Up-Skill? Limited Time? Choose a College SA Short Course!

Things you need to know about getting a job:


If you are looking for a new job, or, looking to get employed for the first time, then there are a couple of things that you need to know:


  1. There are going to be hundreds of people competing for the same job that you want. So, you need to make sure that you and your CV stand out and get the attention of your future boss.
  2. What really counts is proof that you will actually be able to do the job. So, having a Degree is great, but this does not always mean that you will have the necessary skills to be able to do the job.


Tips  for Career Success

What are some CRUCIAL Skills needed for most jobs?

Below is a list of really important skills needed for most types of jobs. Go through the list and ask yourself if you have these skills:


Get the skills and shine




success, successful, College SA



It doesn’t matter if you are considering becoming an Accountant or a Graphic Designer – you will need certain basic business skills.

With a College SA Workplace Short Course, in 6 months (or less), you can ensure that you really know how to do the important stuff for your new job.

Do yourself [and your CV a favour] and register for a College SA Short Course.


Call us at the College and let us help you get the skills that you NEED:

Call us on this number: 0800 21 2322


dream awake, make your dreams a reality, College SA


Personal Assistant Power

Hi there Readers, how are you doing?


I know that I have already blogged about College SA’s Personal Assistant course. But, today I want to chat a bit more about makes a Personal Assistant so powerful

Personal Assistants - they rock!



In today’s business world,  a Personal Assistant is responsible for so much. He or she literally has to keep everything running smoothly and under control.

Become a Powerful Personal Assistant




The bottom line is that a Personal Assistant has to be POWERFUL. Do you want to become a POWERFUL PERSONAL ASSISTANT? What kinds of skills does a Powerful Personal Assistant have?

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent project administration skills
  • Excellent office administration skills
  • Excellent skills for setting up and running meetings
  • Excellent business literacy skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent conflict management skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent e-mail writing skills
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Excellent stress management skills


A powerful Personal Assistant has to be brilliant all the time.


Make yourself brilliantly powerful by signing up for one or more quick 2-month College Short Courses. I really recommend going to the College SA website and checking out their great short courses that will make  you become even more brilliant than you already are.


Be brilliant – become a powerful Personal Assistant.


Take care Readers,



Certificate in Cooking for Infants and Young Children

Hi there Readers,


Today I would like to tell you about College SA’s great course in Cooking for Infants and Young Children.  In just 3 – 6 months, you will learn all the essentials about feeding little humans.

Do you:

  • Have children?
  • Look after children?
  • Work in a crèche or educare centre?
  • Plan on having children?
  • Plan on becoming an au pair?
  • Plan on starting a catering business?
  • Cook for your friends and their kids?


If you answered YES to any of these questions, then I really recommend the College SA Certificate in Cooking for Infants and Young Children. 

Why don’t you head over to the College SA website and read more about this awesome course? CLICK HERE to go to the course page on the College SA website.


Now … what to make myself for lunch today???