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How do i know what career best fits me?

im a junior and i want to start thinking about what career I want to do. #career-choice #career #career-counseling

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Hegal’s Answer

Hi,

Understand what sort of a person are you and also what sort of activities excite you.
If you have any relatives / Friends who are working, try to understand what sort of career they are into and learn the details on what they do on a day to day basis and whether it interests you.
There are lot of new fields which are not conventional (like content creators ) yet exciting and rewarding.
So do a little research on all the new fields of careers and pick up something which match your passion , which has demand and for which you can develop skills.
Best Regards,

Hegal
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Maria’s Answer

I think you can follow what you really passionate about. Or at times you can play based on your strength
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Jake’s Answer

Hi Vanessa,

I would say it is surprisingly just as important to figure out what you DON'T want to do for career as what you DO what to do. That's why getting as much diverse experience as you can to figure out what interests you is so critical. It's very rare that anyone in high school knows what career path they want to take before even seeing what's out there. I worked in a few different industries before realizing I wanted to focus on software sales working with tech companies. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and fail...failure is an incredible tool for learning and evolving in many different elements of life. Don't put too much pressure on yourself if you're not sure what career path is best for you...many people change careers numerous times throughout their lives for this exact reason. The most important thing is that you are happy, content, and engaged in whatever career you choose. Hope this helps!

Best,
Jake
Thank you comment icon Totally agree with Jake! Melanie Chesser-Garcia
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Darren’s Answer

A few thoughts for you:
1. Don't be intimidated. If there's something you're excited by or interested in go for it. Don't wait.
2. Keep asking for advice and help. Nobody succeeds on their own.
3. Don't be afraid to fail. It means you're trying. And you'll always learn from your failures.
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Angela’s Answer

Hello! I would start by thinking about what you're passionate about, what your goals and what kind of salary would make you feel financially stable. Talk to older friends and family members that you trust. Ask them for advice and hear about what their career paths have been. You'd be surprised how many people have taken different routes over their careers, which can be great to hear about!
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Sylvia’s Answer

Hi Vanessa, I think you could start from thinking what you are passion with and what are the careers related to them. Do as much research as possible to know the career path. It's hard to find the "best" fit at once but at least it's not something you don't like. Talk with senior people, alumni, or find a few internship opportunity will help. Don't be afraid to try and don't be frustrated if you don't like in the end. It's a process of finding your strength and taking out what doesn't suits you. Good luck!
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Mayra’s Answer

Hi Vanessa,

Great and hard question considering that there are many adults asking themselves the same question. What career do I want to do? The first step before deciding on a career is taking time to get to know yourself. Understanding what's important to you and learning your interests to list a few self-exploration exercises. When people skip this step, they often find themselves lost and unsatisfied with their careers. A great book, I recommend for teens is What Color is Your Parachute for Teens by Richard N. Bolles it's an amazing book filled with different exercises and career knowledge to get you started on developing a career plan. I also recommend taking a holland assessment to identify your interest and start exploring careers online. Check out O*NET Interest Profiler at My Next Move, it's a free and easy assessment.

Best of luck

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Rebecca’s Answer

Hi, this is more a question to yourself. What do you want to do in the future? I suggest you could start with approach below :
1. Think about what is your interested subjects or hobbies
2. Identity any careers related to these subjects. E.g. If you are interested in Maths, would you like to be mathematician, a maths teacher, an accountant, etc. If you are interested in Music, would you like to be a musician, a composer, singer, music teacher, etc.
3. You can then explore on these careers on and find out what you are interested. You can then shortlist a few careers you are would like to find out more.
4. You can find out any one who are working in the shortlisted careers or discuss with the career counselor in your school . After this, there should be 2-3 careers remain in your list.
5. You can the explore the relevant major and minor you should take in the college and find out the entry criteria. You can then further decide which one you would like to pursue.
Having said that, you could change your career in the future. This happens to many people. It may be due to your interest change, the world trend, etc.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Arpitha’s Answer

Hi Venessa,

It's a question that most of us have during the initial days of our career. I feel you should progress on the career you enjoy the most. Do not stop yourself from trying out different roles, it will give you an idea of what really interests you. There is no right time to be in a desired role. You are up-skilling yourself with every opportunity you accept until your step on to the work profile you like. Once you discover your interests, keep near-time & incremental goals to progress towards it :) Everyone has a different career choice, and is all based on what they like. Do not override your choices with theirs.

Hope this helps, Wish you a great & enjoyable Career ahead!

- Arpitha
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Craig’s Answer

I would say start taking classes in areas that interest you. That doesn't mean you have to choose your career right now. But will open up several options down the road that fall in your areas of interest. For example I took many Drama and Psychology classes. While I did not become and actor or psychiatrist, I used what I learned every day in my current role as i "direct" employees every day on how to act as a certain type of person when they are connecting with their customers every day. And my psychology classes help to understand the human mind and give me knowledge on how to motivate people.
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Dalton’s Answer

It’s hard to come up with the perfect answer. Many people go through different phases and interests in life. I suggest resourcing with as many different people as possible. I used to work at a YMCA and found my career in the Coast Guard by just talking to other people. Be willing to try/shadow anything and make sure you think about your future with that job rather than the right here and now part.
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Atul’s Answer

Many people will give you advice on what field you should work in. You will get many answers from many that are different and confusing.
Always know your strengths and weakness. For instance: if you are good in Math and Science, pursue engineering field, computer software/engineering is in high demand, and you can easily earn a six-figure salary right out of the college/univ (as long as you have a good GPA.
If you have a knack for medicine, explore MD, RN, Physician's Assistant, or Pharmacy.
If you are good with people, pursue any industry's marketing/sales field.
Ask your school counselors based on the assessment they do in the high school and seek recommendations but take this as the last word - you make your own choice.
Finally, do not jump into one field if you are not sure, it will disappoint you if you make the decision prematurely. If you have the luxury take some time off to decide what you want to do in your life. Always keep in mind, do what you enjoy and ensure that it enables you to put food on the table.
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