What career is right for me?
I am a very kind and loving person. I believe the world can be a batter place with more loving people. I am open minded on whatever you think is right for me. I love to give back, give people love and care, and give someone a shoulder. I am also very creative and colorful. I am very hard headed and if I get something in my mind it is there. I am very strong minded, and I work harder than anyone I know. #career-counseling #career
Very few people find their best-fitting job during school or right after school. Careers are about exploring what you’re good at and what you enjoy doing as you change over time. While it is a little disappointing that you might not find the right career immediately, it also takes the pressure off you to commit to the absolutely perfect track without having tried it first.
If we use your example of loving to give back and give someone a shoulder, there are many ways to fulfill that motivation; you could be a teacher, a medical professional, a barber/beautician, an attorney, a social worker, a team leader in a business, a non-profit director, and many other professions. You’ll connect your motivation to whatever job you are in so that you get yourself to work hard. You might also fulfill your motivation outside of work. For example, maybe you are the caring shoulder for your friends and family, while your career is what gives you the resources to be able to spend time with your loved ones.
In addition to your motivation, think about your interests. Are there subjects in school that interest you more than others? What do you like to do outside of classes? Who do you look up to, and why? Try looking at a career site and reading some job descriptions, or do informational interviews with people to ask them what their jobs are like. If you go to a school in the future that has career counseling services, make sure to give them a try. They might offer an assessment like the Strong Interest Inventory to give you more recommendations.
The important thing in a career is to keep learning and working hard. If you find that you want a different job or different career after you’ve already started one, it’s much easier to change careers if you’ve shown yourself that you can tackle big challenges and shown others that you are building skills that relate to lots of jobs, skills like collaboration, professionalism, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence.
Creative and peoples skills jobs/careers are all over the place. Consider looking at the people you admire the most in your life, what are their professions and why did they choose them. Music, Art, Drama the creative arts are their for the taking. My bachelor degree out of college was Recreation/Leisure studies. What the heck is that? Proving activities events for inviduals to learn and enjoy involved things to do for fun. My specialty was dance and arts and crafts. I still do a lot of arts and crafts. As a Recreation Therapist I taught developmentally disabled adults how to dance and perform in groups. I had a dance troupe that performed at the local Special Olympics. During the time I worked at the shelter workshop and activity center for developmentally disabled (9) years my coworker and I performed the Wiz and Grease on stage at an annual holiday performance on stage, with craft made costumes, back drop and props. What a blast that was creativity working with people. Day dream about all the things you would like to with and for people. It so wonderful that you are a caring creative soul!
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It's great that you know some of your strengths in what you want in a career! What you mentioned is however very broad, and you might have to do a little more sole-searching. I would recommend speaking with your academic and career advisor to see what specifically interests you, along with listing classes, and some of your hobbies that you have enjoyed in the past. That might help you narrow down your thinking for what exactly that you want to be doing.