5 Reasons not to pick a popular career

Here, we have given 5 reasons why you shouldn’t pick a popular career.

Created On: Jan 11, 2018 15:17 IST
Modified On: Jan 12, 2018 17:18 IST
5 Reasons not to pick a popular career
5 Reasons not to pick a popular career

There are certain occupations, which seem to be the most easy-going and productive way to professional success when they are given hype as best career options in media. Well, if you too depend heavily on them while selecting a career, you can lose the right direction. In this article, we have tried to unveil the untold reasons why you shouldn’t pick a popular career.

It may not match your personality

A popular occupation may pay you well but couldn’t lead you to success and growth if it doesn’t match to your personality, interests, values and aptitudes. Selecting a career option contrary to your inborn qualities could hamper your performance at work which is the only scale to measure the performance of professionals in the organisations. Your promotion, salary hike and other professional growth depends upon your overall performance. If you fail to select a career option that matches to your overall personality, then you might lose the direction to your own success. So, you need to be more cautious about your inborn qualities while selecting a career option. It would help you to understand which kind of work you are actually born for and could lead you to success and growth.

Work culture may disappoint you

If you don’t like the way people around you are working at work, it wouldn’t matter what amount of money you’re earning as your salary or what future prospect the of the job. It’ll irritate you even spending a minute at work. Despite it, you will have to spend a big part of your day at the same.  So, be careful about how the things are going in a particular occupation before selecting it. For it, you can interview people who are already in the profession you’re considering about. Make sure the work culture of the professional matches your personality. It would help you to create an easy-going and productive way that could lead you to success and growth, easily.  

Salary may go down your expectations

The popular occupations may promise you countless job opportunities or great job prospect but couldn’t necessarily provide you the expected salary package. Because there is no correlation between salary, employment growth, and the job prospect, you can’t get pay as much as you’re expecting. So, you need to ascertain whether you’re able to survive with the pay a particular occupation is promising you before selecting a particular career option. It would help you easily to grow as professional that could lead to new horizons of success and growth.     

Qualifications could be out of reach

There are some high paying occupations that require one to have graduate degree, master degree, doctorate, law or medical degree. It’s not possible for everyone to stay in school or college for more than 5 or 6 years just to become able to grab the popular career opportunity. So, carefully check the required qualifications before your select a particular career option. It would help you spot a career option that could fit for you. You will become able to achieve success and growth once you select career option according to your qualifications.  

Lesser opportunity for growth

Some popular occupations may pay you well at initial stage of your career but couldn’t promise you for enough opportunities for professional growth. Because there are limited opportunities for higher positions, you might fail to achieve professional growth and satisfaction. So, you need to ascertain how many opportunities are available for professional growth before you select any career option. It will help you to track down what career option could lead you to your success and growth.     


For success and career growth, selecting a right career option is one of most step of the career building process. But, it isn’t an easy especially when asset of particular occupations are given hype as popular career option in media and in our daily conversations. In this article, we have tried explain 5 reasons why you shouldn’t pick popular career option. It would help you to understand what important aspect of the popular career options you need to know more about which could help your select a right career option for you.

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