High school is tough enough. You have exams, extra curriculars, socializing, SAT’s and college preparation and research, and you have your hands full. And now, your counselors, teachers, and parents want you to choose a career as well as all that. Choosing a career can be a daunting task because you only have so much knowledge about the jobs that exist. Whether it is what your parents do or something you learned about, your experience can be limited. Thus, below are three top tips for choosing a career after high school.
1. Get Your Hands Dirty – Volunteer
You probably have service hours you need to complete in order to graduate. This is a great time to try your hand at some different career options. If you like the outdoors, try a being a nature guide. If you think you might like customer service, volunteer at a marketing company. The more you try, the more you learn.
2. Do Some Soul Searching
A book like the one in the image is a great way to learn about choosing a career. Books like this and aptitude tests help you identify what you enjoy and are good at. You can match these skills to some career choices that may be good for you.
3. Flip Your Hobby
Sometimes, what you were meant to do is staring you in the face. This is the case with a hobby. If there is something you love to do for hours on end, such as fishing or tinkering with computers, you could explore the possibility of developing it into a career. You may find it takes some work and education to flip that hobby into a career, but will love doing every day.
Choosing a career after high school can be hard, but with these simple tips, you may find the right career sooner. Check out my forthcoming book “ What if You Love X And Marry Y ? ” listed on this website to learn more top tips!