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Anyone who is trying to determine their career choice can easily be intimidated these days to say the least. With so much to offer, where does one begin? Perhaps we would all benefit from time to time to think about what it is that gives us the energy to keep going. Anyone who desires to be successful at what they do is going to have to put their heart and soul into the task. What type of career choice is best for you?

A career choice that includes being self employed is one that more and more people are considering today. With the advancement of technology it is becoming easier all the time to make contact with the outside world from the comfort and convenience of your favorite chair, which for most of us is quickly becoming the one sitting in front of the computer. Let’s face it, wouldn’t most of us rather stay home and set our own hours, if we are so fortunate to be able to create an income without having to abide under someone else’s seemingly strict rules and regulations?

This type of career choice is the perfect one for the person who has something to sell and can do it from home. What about the homemaker with young children who have entered school and whose passion is interior decorating? What better way to create your own income than to determine where your gifts and passions lie, and then present them in a package that a select market can hardly refuse? Being able to set her own hours, she embarks on a new challenge and starts to market her business. With the added convenience of technology today, she is able to run her business from the home computer and enjoy the added benefit of choosing her own hours to do so.

When considering what type of career choice works for you, it would be wise to determine whether your career lends itself to the possibility of being your own boss. Perhaps it is more appealing to you now to be employed by somebody else, but the day may come when the benefits of being self-employed begin to look better and better.

This is a viable option for the person who has the determination to hang in there through thick and thin and who realizes that it can take several years of hard work and dedication before he is able to reap the financial benefits. It is probably safe to say that this is not the best career option for the one who is weak at heart.

If you are considering this as a career option, there are some things you should ask yourself and consider seriously before taking the plunge. Are you being realistic as you lay out your personal goals, and do you have a strong level of confidence that you will be able to achieve them? Are you persistent enough to work through adversity even if it seems to be lingering at your doorstep?

What about having to live with the uncertainty that your business will indeed be enough to support your financial needs? This type of career option is definitely more suitable for the risk taker. Are you organized and able to keep on top of your responsibilities?

The benefits of considering self employment as a career option are able to far outweigh the negative aspects for the person who likes to be in control and prefers to be his own boss. The convenience of being able to choose your own hours is probably one of the most appealing aspects, along with the freedom of not having to abide with the rules and regulations of a large corporation or being under the watchful eye of your employer.

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©Copyright 2005. Caitlin Crosain is a successful writer and publisher of Career Changing resources including Home Business ideas, resume writing, and Interview Techniques

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