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How long did it take for you to realize you wanted to pursue this job and do it until you wanted to retire?

I’m a senior in high school and I play sports #high-school

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Raffinée’s Answer

I did not initially know I wanted to continue pursuing my current career path until retirement until I was almost done with graduate degree. I went to college thinking I was going to take one career path and it just didn't seem to stick. I was about 3 years into my major when I realized it wasn't the best fit. I changed majors, graduated with a different degree, and took 2 years before going to graduate school to determine what I really wanted to do. I'm glad I had that time of exploration and working in areas of my strength to realize it was not what I wanted long-term. For some, I believe they know early on and for others it's a more progressive journey. I think that's the beauty of allowing your path to be just that...your path.
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Simeon’s Answer

I don't think most people plan on doing their job until they retire. I haven't really settled on what my long-term career is going to be as of yet. Part of being a modern worker is being flexible with one's skill sets and open-minded about what kind of career options are available to them.
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Berenice’s Answer

Hi Jonathan!

I think you have to do as you go, I've changed my career path along the way as I learn and get exposed to other areas in the business. I say go into something that really attracts your interest and keep your options open. I've seen individuals with degrees in the music field thrive in the insurance/health care corporate world! Stay open to opportunities that come your way as long as they provide a chance to grow your skills.
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Abeetha’s Answer

I started off my career doing multiple things and every time I could have almost promised that would be the job I wanted to do until I retire. I started as a Front End Developer and moved on to become a French translator. I worked as a Daycare assistant taking care of kids and then pursued my Master along the way to become a Business Intelligence Analyst and finally landed up as a Product Manager a couple of years later. Every time I do something, I learn through this journey. Never scared to shift paths and try something. I have discovered myself through this career journey. Change is the only constant thing and I think I can now say I'm not afraid of taking risks, so here's to secretly hoping I try a bunch of different professions until I retire.
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