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What is the first step to plan my career goal?

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Brad’s Answer

I agree with the previous answers, but would also add . . . don't be afraid to take chances. If you have a passion for something, it may provide you with an initial direction, but once you are on the path, you may find yourself attracted to new adventures and opportunities. If you avoid something because it intimidates you, or you're afraid you don't know anything about it, remember - every successful person was once in your shoes. Seek and you shall find.
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Priya’s Answer

Hi Shuk Man, I would say exploring your interests online and in person, and thinking about what you like on your own, are a great first step!
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Ashley’s Answer

How old are you? If you're in high school, just think about the subjects you liked the most in school. Most people change their minds about what they want to do after starting on a path, so don't be discouraged.
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Ashley’s Answer

It's important to consider that you'd like your life to look like as an adult (and it's typical to figure out more and more what that looks like as you get older). Remember that your career is one facet of your life, and while it is important that you enjoy it, you should balance between your career and the other areas of your life.
So consider:
How often would you'd like to work during the week?
Do you want to travel for work, travel for leisure, or no travel at all?
Do you want a position where you collaborate often or work independently or a mixture of both?
Do you want a position that involves meeting with new people often, occasionally, or not at all?
Do you want a position that requires being outdoors, indoors, or a mixture of both?
Do you want a position that requires physical movement, that is stationary, or a mixture?
Do you want a position that allows you to work from home, work in the office, or a mixture of both?
Where do you want live (in a city, in a rural area, suburbs outside of a city)?
What things do you want to do outside of career (travel, spending time with family, hobbies that involve money and space, hobbies that are relatively inexpensive, etc.)?

This helps narrow down possible options. Then consider your personality in terms of careers (what skills you have, what subjects you enjoy, the mission that drives you forward).
Be adaptive to changes in your personality and life as you learn more about yourself.
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Rebecca’s Answer

I am glad that you would like to do your career planning. Below is my suggestion :
1. Identify what you are interested, perhaps it is your hobbies, your favourite subjects, etc.
2. You can identify the careers that is related to what you are interested.
3. You can then explore more on how these careers. Do you really want to work in these careers?
4. You may shortlist a few careers at this time. You can also try to talk to someone working in these careers or explore any opportunities to work as part time or intern in these careers. You can then find out 1-2 careers that you can pursue.
5. You can then find out the relevant major that you should take in the college that is relevant to these careers and also make some further planning on the career.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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