I am not 18 yet?
I am currently 17 years old and will turn 18 this year, i love exploring new options for career, volunteering and utilising my free time but majority of the entrepries or volunteering firms have age limits of being atleast 18.
I am unable to explore my career opportunites and decide if i really want to pursue them due to lack of experience.
Enjoy your time before turning 18 which is the min age for most jobs for legal reasons.
I'd recommend getting yourself more prepared within a year. It seems like culinary arts/event management is something interests you per previous questions. If so, a few things to consider to get more knowledge and experience.
- Take online courses and gain certificate on topic you are interested in.
- Make connections (or simply follow) to professionals via platforms like LinkedIn or Ins.
- Read some books about/by the big names in the industry.
- Help prepare or organize events starting from your inner circle like families and friends. Document those (pics/videos) and build up your portfolio to showcase for your first job interview.
Your questions is on exploring career options and time management.
Below are my suggestions :
1. You can explore what you have interest, e.g. your hobbies, favorite subjects, etc. and find out the related careers
2. Explore more on these careers and find out what you have interest
3. You can find a time management tool, e.g. your phone calendar, Microsoft outlook, etc.
4. Put down your school time and time for your revision and assignment
5. You may see what time you are free for your volunteer work. You may also need to reserve some time for leisure, friend & family gathering, etc.
For volunteer work, it usually does not require working experience. Many NGOs offer volunteer opportunities. You can identify what suits you.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
So, although it is great to find your direction don't beat yourself up for not knowing your path. My friend worked at Montgomery Wards through HS and just retired as divisional manager of the LG brand "Signature". That part-time position taught him lessons in customer service, quality control, and how to fix a boatload of appliances. That helped him tremendously. I would ask you not to focus on how much you will be making but what is it about the job that brings you the most joy
All the answers here are great. One thing I would add is reaching out to local colleges and universities in your area and asking if you can be a student volunteer, or volunteer researcher, or student intern.
Make a list of jobs/careers you're interested in. If it's the culinary arts, then find a university or institute that specializes in that field and try to find someone who works there on their website or on LinkedIn. Reach out and explain why you're interested, what you already know about the field, and ask to volunteer to work there to gain experience. Academic institutions may be more willing to offer opportunities to students younger than 18. I've visited Pune before and I know the city has a good reputation for education so there might be a lot of resources in universities there.
Hope this helps. Good luck and thanks for asking!
Yes, there are legal requirements to many positions, but that should n9t hold you back from being able to explore certain careers. There are many great resources as basic as YouTube for certain jobs to looking at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While you may not get the exact hands on, it should give you an idea of what you may or may not want to pursue. Best of luck!
Experience is important when you graduate from a university but there are some trainee programs in almost every company. that you can join when you graduate from university or be 18+.
I think in this moment it is important that you study a lot. certifications exams or Bootcamps are as important as Professional experience, I think it will be a good idea in focus your time in studies.