What's the most important thing to focus on when starting your career?
I'm passionate about computers, hoping to build one of my own as well as using it to its #career-counseling #career-path best potential, like using it for editing and recording. #career
First of all, knowing what you like is the biggest step when starting your career. It seems to me that a career in computer science or electrical engineering could be very well-suited for you based on your interests. These are amazing fields to go into and especially important with the huge tech boom going on in the markets. Depending on your age, I recommend taking a couple of intro to computer science courses and seeing if that is something you are truly interested in. If it is interesting, try reaching out to people you may know through your network or college who work in this field to get a better understanding of it. Then, focus your time on getting an internship to get hands-on experience to see if these field is really suited for you.
Hope this helps and good luck!
The more that you're able to get your ducks in a row in your personal life, the more you will set yourself up for success. Then, once you have built up that stability/maturity/responsibility, you can make those big decisions (e.g. to learn, to freelance, to put in hours at odd jobs, to chase the money, to network, to go back to school, to get certified, to stop everything and travel, etc.) more effectively and autonomously.
Lauren Grzyboski, CFE, CAMS, MBA
Great question. When just staring out I think it's important to focus on building connections, especially with those who are ranked higher than you or have more experience in the profession. They'll provide you with key insights and perspectives that will really go a long way in your professional and personal growth. I'd also recommend getting involved in organizations that you are passionate about early on whether that be professionally, in your community, or from a more societal standpoint. Time management is key as well. Learning how to manage the complexities of life and don't be afraid to take risks. Get out of your comfort zone, explore unfamiliar opportunities, and learn from feedback given.
It is great that you discovered your passion in relation to computer at this age,
Finding what interests you is the first step in deciding your future career path,
So you can plan accordingly in what to study in your higher education,
And what certification you can attain to steer you closer to the desired career.
Focus on accumulating as much knowledge as you can in your interested field,
Study online courses and read reference books,
Spend extra effort beyond the classroom to be equipped with these knowledge.
Research for opportunities such as internship or job shadowing in your interested field,
Not only will you gain work experience, you can also understand how it would be like to work in the field full time in the future,
While making meaningful connections with people in the field.
As per your question
What's the most important step while starting a career ?
The most important thing is your interest and your passion to devote your self to that particular field
Career in computer science :
Computer science is a vast field from programming , networks, designing , Hardware & Electronics etc . If you are not sure which area suites you the most then i would suggest to go for career counseling like for instance you my check the following online platform
All the best !!
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I highly recommend using those things to fuel your first years and learn as much as possible from everyone around you, and invest your time in learning as many tools/topics as possible. With time, that energy and passion may not be as strong as those first years, and priorities may change and that is normal. So definitely, take advantage of this time to learn as much as possible!