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How do I find the job best for me?

I don’t know what I want to do but I know that I need to find something soon

Thank you comment icon Did you recently graduate from college? Do you possess a specific set of skills? You know, sometimes, life has a funny way of guiding us to our true interests once we start working. It's perfectly fine if you don't have everything figured out from the get-go. Remember, every journey starts with a single step. So, don't worry, you just need to get started somewhere! Lulu Li,

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Sarah’s Answer

You just need to keep applying at jobs that interest you and that you can see yourself 5years down the road still working for just donwhat makes you happy
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Jerome’s Answer

I think a lot of us got to a point where we had to take a job so we could provide for ourselves. My first real job as a delivery driver for a bagel Company. I kept going to school and eventually worked my way up to be a Vice President.

Try to find a job you are passionate about, but know it’s ok to get into something temporary as you work your way towards what brings you joy.
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Lilia’s Answer

Hi Hailey,
Before delving into the specific jobs that will be most aligned with your vision and goals, first take a few hours to think in detail about the long-term goals you'd like to achieve in the future. When you think about yourself ten years in the future, what type of roles do you anticipate yourself working on? For example, do you envision yourself flying often for your future job and in a fast-paced career? Or alternatively, do you imagine yourself working in a technical role that involves a lot of critical thinking but not much travel? These types of questions will help you better understand what you'd like to attain in your long-term future. After answering these question, you can work backwards to better understand what types of roles would work best for the short-term future.

Hope that the above is helpful, and best of luck!
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Rebecca’s Answer

Thank you for your question. Many students have similar question. You may be the best person to answer this question. Firstly, think about what you have interest first.
Below are my suggestions:
1. Think about what you have interest, e.g. your hobbies, favorite subjects, etc. and identify the related careers, etc.
E.g. If you like music, would you like to be singer, musician, musical actor, music producer, music composer, etc.
If you have interest in maths, would you like to be an accountant, banker, engineer, financial analyst, maths teacher, etc.
2. Find out more on these careers and determine what you have interest
3. Speak to someone who are working in these careers. Seek guidance from your mentor, school career counsellor, your parents, etc.
4. Shortlist 1-2 career you would like to pursue
5. Explore the entry criteria of relevant subjects in the college
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Amalya’s Answer

You should find a job based on your talents, skills and abilities. It is also necessary that you like your occupation since otherwise working will be very challenging. Your job must be enjoyable for you. So try to find work which matches your interests and preferences.
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Karen’s Answer

Hi Hailey,

This is a great question! There are so many careers out there it can be super hard to deiced which direction to go. I am a firm believer in starting with your passions. What are you passionate about, you don't have to know how to do it...just that it is something you really like. For example, you could be passionate about the ocean. You love going to the ocean, swimming in it, just being around it...you might want to think about marine biology. If you spend some time thinking about all the things you are passionate about, you won't go wrong in picking a direction. You have your whole life to work after school, so make it about you and what you love and you won't go wrong..
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Anja’s Answer

Hi Hailey!

What worked for me was to understand if I wanted a career or a job that earns me money while I figured things out.

If you are looking for a career, I would start with understanding the things that bring your joy. As an example, if you like to help people, a career in customer service or the medical field might be an option. You could identify the things you are really good at and pursue opportunities that compliment your skills. If you are good at math, perhaps accounting might be something you would like to do.

Here are some steps you could take. I found the information in an article and hope they will help you.

1. Outline your career goals (include your interests, activities that you enjoy, strengths, and your core values). Once you have a solid outline, you can research potential career paths.
2. Create a short term and a long term plan (this will help you establish milestones that will take you were you want to be long term)
3. Discover your personality type (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is one I am familiar with)
4. Review your previous experience (if applicable)
5. Compare job requirements to your educational endeavors

I hope this was helpful and I wish you good luck!
Anja
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Misbah’s Answer

Hello Hailey,

Here's a little suggestion for you! Why not grab a piece of paper and jot down the tasks or jobs that bring you joy? Then, list out the companies that provide these types of jobs. Consider their location and how far they are from you. Also, think about where you'd like to see yourself in the next five years. Once you've got all this down, try to sort them from most appealing to least. I'm confident that this exercise will help clear up any confusion you might have and steer you towards the right direction. Wishing you all the best!
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Orlando’s Answer

Begin with self-discovery. Recognize your abilities, passions, principles, and personal characteristics. Establish your career objectives to provide a distinct focus for your employment hunt. Utilize various resources such as online tools, career-oriented websites, and professional dialogues to explore diverse career paths. Engage in informational discussions to gain valuable insights and suggestions.

Next, align your abilities, education, and prior experiences with the prerequisites of your prospective careers. Spot any deficiencies and devise a strategy to address them through further education or training. Strive to obtain the required certifications for your preferred field. Consider internships or volunteer work to acquire practical experience.

Moreover, set achievable short-term and long-term career objectives based on your self-evaluation and research. Network with professionals in your targeted field through industry gatherings, professional groups, and digital platforms like LinkedIn. Look for internships, part-time employment, or freelance tasks related to your chosen field to amass practical experience. Customize your resume and cover letter for each job application, highlighting skills and experiences pertinent to the role.

Submit applications for jobs that resonate with your objectives and interests, personalizing your applications for each role. Prepare for common interview questions, investigate companies, and illustrate how your skills and experiences meet the job prerequisites. Evaluate job proposals based on your objectives, principles, and priorities, and select the one that most aligns with your career trajectory. Solicit feedback following interviews or rejections to learn and refine your job hunt strategy. Recognize that securing the right job may require time.

Maintain determination, modify your strategy when needed, and stay receptive to fresh opportunities.
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Ryan’s Answer

Your question is a good one, because I think everyone at one time considers this question as relevant to what they want to do in life. The answer will need to be adjusted for your age and what you are currently doing if you’re in high school or if you are beyond that but in either case there are many tools available that will help determine your interest they can be found online or you can connect with a career counselor to pursue those things. I would suggest considering the things you like to do in your spare time your hobbies, the things you find interesting and satisfying more than likely a Career connection will be found based on those things alone. My suggestion is to start there, because there are so many other steps that can be considered but first you want to find out what is the most satisfying things to you in life and a connection can be created based on that.
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Tracy’s Answer

Hello Hailey,
The most valuable guidance I can share with you is to discover what you excel at. Stay positive, as time will surely lead you to uncover your unique talents in the future.
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Michelle’s Answer

Hello, Hailey !

I get the impression that you are not looking for a career at this time, rather just something to be actively working in to obtain some financials. We've all been there and everyone wonders about what job they will obtain. What you need to begin doing is prepare a resume and complete applications for jobs. There are many employment websites that post available jobs, so you can register with as many as possible and you'll have to check every day for opportunities to apply for. There's no telling how long it will take to obtain interviews.

People apply for jobs that they have the experience or skills for. Not sure what your skills are, but I'd like to suggest some jobs that you might want to try. Some of these type of jobs are food service, child care/babysitting, housekeeping, data entry, customer service, retail. Not sure how far from Orlando you are, but if you are not far from Disneyworld, apply there. It's just a matter of applying to as many places as possible. It is up to the employer to initiate the interview. If you have places near you, you can go in person to apply also. If you are already doing this and still not getting interviews, speak with your guidance counselor to discuss what possible barriers may be standing in your way. Never give up trying, cover a lot of ground with applications and visit different places to get an idea of what may be a new business near you.

You will need to have a bit of patience with the process, but it is a process that everyone goes through. Apply for things you like and things you know you will enjoy. Ask friends and relatives if they know of anyone hiring at this time.

Best wishes on your job search and I do hope that you get a job soon !
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