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When is the best time for me to start looking into a career.?

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Melissa’s Answer

In my experience, it is never too early to begin actively exploring what career may be best for you, but you don't need to feel pressured to make a final decision right away. If you’re still in high school, you can take steps to explore future careers and figure out what interests you and what may be a good fit. You can complete a summer internship in a field that interests you, take career interest tests to discover potential career paths that you may have never considered in the past, research the academic and professional requirements related to your current dream job(s), or get a part-time job to begin to develop your professional and/or people skills. If you are choosing to attend college and haven't decided on a career path when you start, that's okay! It is normal to start college by studying a variety of subjects before you decide firmly on a major or path to a certain field.
Thank you comment icon Thank you, Melissa for the advice. Anderson
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Jane S.’s Answer

A career and not a job, right?
Think of the people you most admire. What careers, if any, do they follow? What seems to be the passion they follow? Is it healing pain, or defending others, or defending the country, or cooking, or sketching? You are not going to choose this lightly. Put some thought into it. Usually, people have an idea when they are college age - 18 and up. If not, relax! You just haven’t found your driving force yet. Advice, though: don’t go to law school if you don’t feel DRIVEN to do it!
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Linda’s Answer

I agree with Melissa's point that it is never too early to start exploring career options and what is needed (college major, prerequisites for that major, interview preps, etc.) for that career path.

Based on my personal experience, going into college, I knew I wanted to study something business related and also STEM focused but I had no idea about what career path I want to pursue. In my sophomore year, I joined student business organizations where they share information about various career paths. I realized that consulting is something that interests me and I started learning more about the industry through doing networking calls and going to information sessions hosted by consulting companies. Through this process, I learned more about consulting and decided that is something I want to do after I graduate from college.

So my advice is to start looking early on in college, but also don't stress if you are unsure what career path interests you. These will come naturally later when you attend events, and by talking to your peers and alums.
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Godwin Têkovi’s Answer

Hi Anderson,
I think there is no specific time to start a career but you need to have some basic knowledge and work experiences beforehand. Know that success is nothing but the implementation and the revalorization of your various past experiences and that your experience is the sum total of your failures and successes.
Good luck then!
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