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Can you help me see what career is best for me?

I'm still undecided and I'm in college. #help #undecided #college


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Susan’s Answer

It depends on many things like:


SKILLS: What are your personal strengths and weakness?
INTERESTS: What sorts of activities and subjects do you find interesting?
STYLE: What style of work environment are you looking for?
VALUES: What values are important to you in your ideal career?

- For me it took many years to figure out the right career. I tried more than 5 careers. But you know what nowadays you can save all of that by doing what you REALLY LOVE and have passion toward it. Listen to your heart.. what you REALLY REALLY WANT?

- Most of us see what our friends do or our family advices towards our career. But later we blame ourselves because we didn’t follow our passion.

- I help many students to decide what they really want.

-Make 2 blocking hours everyday to decide your goals in your life, think deeply inside your mind. have clarity ask and search on google about different careers. I’m sure you know what you want in your subconscious mind.

- You can find this career test in this website so it could really help you to determine which one is the best for you:

https://www.whatcareerisrightforme.com/

I hope this information helps you :)

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Kaitlyn’s Answer

Hey Jalen!

This question seems to be one I can't fully answer (and I'm turning 25), however, my biggest piece of advice is to run with what you love. Set aside some time to jot down what interests you and truly drives you to make the best version of it. For me, it's writing - to a certain degree. I think it's easy to get caught up in what society may expect of you, heck, I even subscribe to it at times. The key is to find something that doesn't feel like "work", but rather feels more like a passion.

Tips to help sort out your brain:
-Find a nice journal you want to brain dump in. Literally write until your hand hurts. Make flow charts. Draw a picture. List out your strengths and areas for opportunity.
-Talk to the people who you gravitate toward the most. Who you choose to surround yourself by will largely shape where you will go.
-Ask for help. Seriously. What you're doing now at the age you are is incredible. Keep finding resources.
-Seek a mentor. If you know someone who you trust, ask them to help navigate your career path.
-Do the things you LOVE! Don't look to it like a career you have to commit to. If you like food and want to explore the restaurant industry, go for it. If you hate it, get out and find something else.
-Change your surroundings. Even if it's taking an internship in another state or even country, go for it. Learn that the world isn't linear.
-Believe in yourself. This one may be the toughest at times. Allow yourself to fail and learn. Without growth there isn't change.

I hope this little bit helps. If you want to discuss further, reach out to me!

All the best,
Kaitlyn

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Cleo’s Answer

Ask yourself what do you like to do?
Here is my story, see if it helps.
When i was in middle school i wanted to be a zoologist because i love animals! but i change my mind in high school because i couldnt see them hurt.
Next thing i like was helping people, making them feel happy. So i decided i wanted to be in medicine. I went to University to major in biology to be a doctor and i couldnt understand chemistry. I took it 3 times! So i left to become a nurse. Best decision i ever made!
Point of the story: do something you like not because of the money but because its your passion. Remember, this is your career and you want to be happy going to work!

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Srinivasa’s Answer

This depends on your life style priorities and the country you eventually(Aspire to) will live in. End of the day should satisfy your needs and wants and how badly you want have those wants. Once you sort that out, It starts with taking what you are passionate about, innate strengths, what you enjoy doing(not tactical.. but attributes), what you taking a pride in, you respecting the people who are currently in that field and finally knowing the future opportunities for that field. Not as much on current opportunities but more so in future.

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Aicha’s Answer

Hi!

As much as I wish I could give you a definite answer I don't think I will, but I can share some advice.

I am still trying to figure that out myself. It takes time to understand what you like to do and what occupations are out there that relate to your passions. I think you should take this time to just keep searching around. Start networking with people because they can share majors and jobs with you that you may never even thought about. You can start volunteering at different places to see if anything is there that you like. Don't feel like you have to have every single thing figured out right now.

Good luck!

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Jillian’s Answer

Think about which classes you most enjoy - the ones where you connect to the subject & look forward to attending. That's a good place to start as it's likely something you are naturally pretty good at :) From there explore what careers it could lead to if you were to continue taking those classes at a deeper level/as your major.
Also, seek the assistance of your academic/career counselor at your school. They may have some assessments/questionnaires you could take that would help you to identify your strengths & qualify careers you would be happiest & most successful in.

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Erich’s Answer

Here are a few points to focus on:

1. Study and develop basic skills that will be able to help you thrive in any career. Rapport Building, Negotiating, Communication, Basic Computing, Strategic Thinking, Business Classes, Networking, etc.

2. Research multiple career fields and set up shadow days with professionals in fields you think you may be interested in.

3. Networking. Get involved and get to know as many people in as many different fields as you can. As you work your way though your career, the more relationships and supporters you have in multiple fields the better.

Most importantly, it will be ok! I came out of college with no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Now it's 20 years later and through hard work along with trial and error, I've created a wonderful career and life for myself and my family.

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Briana’s Answer

The best way to get an answer for that is to pay attention to what you like to do the most in classes or even outside of classes. Even your hobbies can contribute to what kind of direction you want to go for! Playing video games a lot? Maybe you'll be interested in something with graphics and coding. Outdoor activities? Maybe you'll enjoy working with the environment!

It's also good to ask family and friends what they could see you doing to, sometimes they might notice your interest in a specific activity or topic that you never noticed yourself!

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David’s Answer

What is your major?

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Reema’s Answer

Hi Jalen,

I would need to learn a bit more about you to answer this. However, here's some advice I have and food for thought. Good luck -

1. It's okay to be undecided. I was undecided when I first entered college as well. I suggest you take classes in areas you're interested in so you can get some exposure. When I was in college, I had some general requirement courses I had to take. I focused more on taking courses I'm interested in that fit within those general requirement courses.
2. Focus on getting good grades - Even while you're undecided you should make sure you keep up with your grades. If there's a course you're struggling with or you don't like - maybe that can give you an idea of what you don't want to do and can help you narrow your options!
3. Speak to your career counselors at your college - I cannot stress this one enough! I know so many students that don't utilize this. Career services in college are meant to help students with their future. Find out more about them.
4. Do your research - some majors take longer to finish then others. There may be one class that is required for several majors. Some majors may have more requirements to finish then others - will you be able to finish in time? Researching and assessing your options is very important.
5. Get an internship - An internship could be a great way to figure out what you like. For me, picking a major was hard because I didn't have that "real world" understanding of some of these majors. Even an unpaid internship can be a valuable experience and help you figure out what you like/dislike. Shadow someone if there's a field you're interested in. Your career counselors should be able to help you with this.

Good luck!
Reema

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