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Questions to ask yourself before embarking on a career for peace


Questions to ask yourself before embarking on a career for peace

Prem Rawat, an ambassador of peace who shares messages for peace said, "The greatest problem all around the world today is that people are not in peace. People want peace." Many people have already undertaken peacekeeping initiatives.

However, more efforts are still required. As a result, more volunteers and workers are still needed. But what should you know before deciding on a position for peace? Our article has all the answers to get you started.

Questions to ask yourself before embarking on a career for peace

What jobs are available for this career?

To embark on a career on peace, the first question to ask what jobs are available for the career of peace. For example, do they hire doctors, English teachers, journalists, cooks, and so on.

Also, ask yourself whether it is a voluntary work, a contractual work, or a regular 9 to 5 job. If it is a voluntary or a contractual position, it is good to know how long it will last. Contractual work may vary from 6 months to 1 or 2 years.

Where will I have to work?

This is an important question because some careers in peace may require moving to another city or even to the countryside. Other positions may be located in a war zone, or in a country with a serious epidemic. For humanitarian position, it is for example possible to find one from the Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF), which is a foundation for peace.

What position am I looking for?

The next step is to make sure that there is a position that matches your skills and qualifications. For example, for health care, different kinds of positions may be available to choose from, like a nurse, a dentist, a lab technician, a nutritionist, or maybe a doctor.

What are the job requirements?

Asking yourself about the requirements for the job helps you define if you can qualify for the job. To qualify for a position, it is essential to meet some requirements related to your qualifications and skills. 

  • Qualifications are degrees or certificates that the position requires. For example, to work in the medical field, you may need to have a master's or a bachelor's degree in Medicine; yet, a language certificate may be also necessary for an international peace organization.
  • Hard skills: these are abilities that you have acquired from previous training and studies, for example, accounting, bookkeeping, teaching, balancing a checkbook, or even identifying symptoms of an illness in the medical career.
  • Soft skills: these skills are related to your strengths, especially what you are good at. For instance, the position requires someone who is good at meeting deadlines, at leading a meeting, at team management, or any other skills.

What are my interests?

You may neglect to relate your interests to the career you would like to engage in. However, your interests build your motivation for the job, and help define suitability for the position. Here are some questions you may ask yourself:

  • Do I like working with children or with adults?
  • Do I prefer to work in an office, or in the field?
  • Do I like to work alone or in a team?
  • Do I feel more comfortable to lead a group, or to carry out orders?
  • Do I like to make researches and face some challenges? Or, do I prefer to do routine work?

Is my personality suitable for the job?

To help you decide on the most appropriate position, it is important to evaluate your personality. For example, are you a leader or a follower? Are you good at making decisions, or do you prefer to accept any decision taken by the others? Are you more comfortable helping other people? Other questions might be: Are you outgoing or a homebody?

Someone who prefers to stay home is better to work in an office; whereas an outgoing person may feel comfortable to work on field trips.