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how do you decide what job to do as a kid in the future life?

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Marian’s Answer

I would suggest you start exploring what are you good at and what are your strengths and skills. Research the jobs that would make use of your skills in real world. Apply for different jobs and be bold to take different opportunities. You will acquire a lot of learning on-the-job and your skills and passion will become clearer to you. Keep on learning, developing and adding to yourself.
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Christine’s Answer

Hi, this is such an important question. We are often influenced by our role models and an interest in a specific job when you are young can really originate from anything, even watching a movie or viewing an interesting job on social media. A job that you are interested in can also change over time as your skills and experience increases and you become more aware of what your personal preferences are. The job that you ultimately choose will be the activity that you perform that brings you closer to using your unique set of strengths, a job that will fulfill you and it will not feel like you are doing a job rather that you are reaching your potential as an individual.
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Iryna’s Answer

First of all, I would recommend exploring yourself properly in order to discover your interests, strengths, own personality, and values. You can start with answering the following questions:
1) What do you prefer spending time on? Do you enjoy working with data or people, animals?
2) What does make you unique and can help you succeed?
3) What is your natural way of thinking and behaving? Are you a leader or team worker? Do you need a creative or structured/routine work? Do you prefer to work alone or in a group?
4) What values are important to you? For instance, the social justice may be essential for you while financial security (high salary) may be not crucial.
In my opinion, if you know yourself deeply, the chances of success increase. Good luck!
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Dawnyale’s Answer

Hello Muhqmed,

I had a tendency to gravitate to what I enjoyed the most. You'll find that many times our talents are directly related to what comes naturally to us and what makes us happy. We all have talents that are unique to our personalities and experiences, so investing more time into those actions helped to strengthen my ability to do talent-related activities very well.

It was also important that I spoke with adults in the fields that interested me. They were able to tell me more about the pros and cons of professions and what it takes to be successful in them. Real life examples of a career in action gave me a great scope of understanding outside of what I saw on TV or with other external examples.

I hope this helps!
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Shikha’s Answer

Hey!

My suggestion to you is "start looking at everything as a profession".

Might sound difficult at once , but this would really help. If you are playing a video game, start thinking how cool it would be to design a game of yourself, if you are in a great museum start thinking how great it would be to design a building.

Slowly, you'll get to know what excites you the most and then from those options start looking at what's your best option.
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Natalie’s Answer

This is a great question! I think being able to get hands on experience at a young age with several different things you think you might be interested in would be very helpful. It's important to remember that you can always change your mind.
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Sharhonda’s Answer

I think in one way or another we end up doing work as adults that are very similar to what we enjoyed as children. For example, a friend of mine was really into card as a kid and grew up to be a mechanic. As a kid I loved puzzles and grew up to work in internal audit which is like puzzling but with real life pieces from multiple locations. I would say write down all the things you like to do and if possible, get some experience doing those things in real life via a summer job, internship, volunteering, etc. There's nothing like real world experience to help you understand if a hobby should be a career or just a hobby.
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Rebecca’s Answer

When I was young, I would image to work a career that I have interest. However, it kept changing. When I grow bigger and bigger, I have more explore to know more different career types and how it works in real time. At the same time, my interest was changing at the same time too.
This also happens to many people as well. You can change your mind any time even you start working.
First of all, you can think about your interest, hobbies, etc. to determine what you would like to do in the future. Then, you can find out more how the career(s) and perhaps talk to the people who work in that industry. There is always difference between the imagination and actual life.
It's no problem to change your mind.
Good Luck! Hope this helps!
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Pro’s Answer

If you have multiple interests, then whenever you're ready to start college, you might try an Interdisciplinary, Liberal Studies, or General Studies major, that will let you combine multiple interests. Or an Individually Designed major that you can even name yourself.
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Zeeshan’s Answer

When it comes to choosing a career, we are often confused. The answer is simple - Do what you love and where your passion lies.
As a child give yourself time to discover your strengths and passions, expose yourself to a variety of activities to see what interests you. The last thing would be to have patience and not rush to any conclusions.
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Samantha’s Answer

Look at what you enjoy. Your hobbies, likes, and dislikes. Then look into professions that do these type of activities.
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