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Step 1:  Understand the secrets of true success
Step 2:  Analyse yourself 
Step 3:  Explore options
Step 4:  Make decision
Step 5: Take action
Step 1:  Understand the secrets of true success
Begin by understanding the secrets of true success. Quran says, “He will rectify your deeds for you and forgive you your sins; and whoever obeys Allah and His Noble Messenger, has indeed achieved a great success.” (Holy Quran :Chapter No 33, Verse No 71) 
Always remember that the true success lies in the way of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Ahlulbayt (a.s.). We recite in our daily payers “......(O Lord) Guide us to the Straight Way . The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger, nor of those who went astray. “(Holy Quran: Chapter1, Verses 6&7)
Before starting your career you should know what is Halal and what is Haram. What pleases Allah and what makes Him angry.
Step 2: Analyse yourself:
Ask yourself the following questions:
  • Where am I?
  • Where do I want to be?
  • What do I want out of a job?
  • What do I like to do?
  • What are my strengths?
  • What is important to me?
By analysing yourself, you will have a clearer idea of your goal, your interest and your preferences. Your personal preferences are very important and will be useful for helping you choose your best option. 
Step 3: Explore options:
Once you have some idea of your occupational preferences you can research the specific skills and qualifications required for those occupations.
  • Explore occupations that interest you and ask yourself  how do my skills and interests match up with these occupations?
  • Where are the gaps?
  • What options do I have to gain these skills or qualify for these occupations? 
  • What skills do I need?
  • Where is the work?
  • Is the work Halal in the eyes of Allah?
At the end of this step you will have a list of preferred occupations and/or learning options.  
Step 4: make decisions:
Narrow down your choices and think about what suits you best.  While making a decision you should discuss with some experienced and competent people of relevant field.
Now ask yourself:
  • What are my best work or training options?
  • How do they match with my skills, interests and values?
  • How do they fit with my current situation and responsibilities?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each option?
  • What will help and what will hinder me?
  • What can I do about it?
At the end of this step you will have narrowed down your options and have more of an idea of what you need to do next to help you achieve your goals.
Step 5: Take action
Now put your plan into action.  Use all you have learnt about your skills, interests and values together with the information you have gathered about the world of work to create your plan. 
Begin by asking yourself:
  • What actions/steps will help me  achieve my work, training and career goals?
  • Where can I get help?
  • Who will support me?
By now you will be able to decide what is relevant for you so get up and start from there.