“Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself” – Holstee Manifesto
It is a known and established fact that it is only when we get miles away from expectations and from watchful eyes of our adults and find ourselves amidst all kinds of new people with different personalities, different hobbies and face with so many choices, we really get to ask ourselves the question, “Who am I? What is the right career for my personality?”
Something similar is experienced by international students and it takes them to an entirely different part of the world, and far away from home to find their true calling in life. However, such a critical decision is not something that can be taken from listening to advice and giving into peer pressure, but rather, it can be reached by putting your nose in a book, one that will help you choose your ultimate career path. The following books will help students – whether they are in their first semester, final year or have already graduated and planning to settle down in this foreign country – choose the right career path that aligns perfectly with their personality.
1. The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success
This book by Nicholas Lore is one of the most apt choices to read when you are in a rut and trying to discover the best career path for you. The author understands that the only way to get a satisfactory and motivated life is to do what you love and make your hobby your profession. This book will help you discover yourself on a more personal level and will give you a gist of the path that you should set yourself on.
2. Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
The authors of this book talk about designing our lives figuratively. Living a peaceful and satisfactory life can be successfully achieved using methods of design thinking. Regardless of our age, time or the place we are living in, design thinking helps us in discovering our career paths and paving our own roads for a career we would love to pursue. What is design thinking and how it can help us get a joyful life? You will discover it all in this book.
3. What Color is Your Parachute? A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers
Written by Richard N. Bolles, this book releases in a new version every year, so you can rely on this book to stay up to date and guide you in your career hunt using the most up-to-the-minute techniques. Not only this book helps you discover yourself, but also guides you to get a career out of it.
4. The Everything Career Tests Book: 10 Tests to Determine the Right Occupation for You
Career changing and job surfing is like changing clothes for some people, so you can imagine how it is like for some international students who face numerous career choices and they keep on changing and switching their career paths until they find out what their true calling in life is. This book works with the reader’s interests, hobbies, skills and talents, and then with the help of ten tests helps you determine your perfect niche.
These books, combined with self-discovery and new perspectives, will not only help students discover their personality traits, but will also ultimately help them reach the decisions of life for which others spend their whole lifetimes or a lot of years before they discover their true source of bliss.