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Still undecided on what I want to do.?

What’s the best advice for someone who’s still undecided on what career they want to peruse.

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Ana’s Answer

Hello Eduardo,

It's okay not to know what career you want to pursue at your age. You have time to explore your vocational interests. Talk to a guidance counselor at your school and take some vocational interests questionnaires to guide you towards your natural interests. It's important to pursue something you like/love. There's a saying, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life." It is also okay to change your mind if you started with one major and decide to do another. The first two years of college can be exploratory. Whether you go to a community college or four-year college after high school, I would advise to see a college career counselor as well. They will answer any concerns you have and also give you up-to-date information.

In the meantime, you can explore career/job information at: https://www.onetonline.org

Have a great future : )

Ana

Ana recommends the following next steps:

See High School guidance counselor
Take interests questionnaires
Do career/job research online to learn more about job requirements
Enroll in college
See college career counselor
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Lyndsey’s Answer

You could try the approach of seeing what would be good options based upon your interests. There are free quizzes/assessments online, such as https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/Assessments/interests.aspx, to help with this. All the best!
Thank you comment icon Thank you for your advice. I’ll make sure to look into the quiz you linked. Eduardo
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Juan José’s Answer

Choose a career in something you would like to do.

The careers with more income or more promising future shouldn´t be on your list if you don´t really like that fields. Being forced to work in something you don´t like only for the income or the position can bring you a lot of unhappiness in your professional career.

In case you don´t know what you really like to do for a living (I´m somehow lost after 16 years of professional career), you can read and do the assessment of the book "What color is your parachute" by Richard N. Bolles, have a very deep analysis about yourself and can help you to show which career you can pursue.
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Rebecca’s Answer

Thank you for your question. This is a very common questions to many student. The most important is what you have interest. This is more a question to yourself.
Below is my suggestions :
1. Think about anything you have interest, e.g. your hobbies, your favorite subjects, etc. and the related careers.
If you are interested in Maths, would you like to be an accountant, financial planner, engineer, banker, maths teacher, etc.
If you are interested in Music, would you like to be a singer, music composer, musician, music producer, music teacher, etc.
2. Find out more on these subjects and identify what careers you have interest
3. Speak to someone who are working in the careers you have interest. Seek guidance from your mentor, school career counselor, your parents, etc.
4. Shortlist 1-2 careers you would like to pursue
5. Explore the entry criteria of the relevant subjects in the college
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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