I recommend taking an aptitude test. They are designed to take your skills and interests and look for the attributes that blend into certain careers or career-types. For example, I love to help people, am good at organization, am inquisitive and have an aptitude for computer software. I took one of the tests and it identified about 20 different career options - about half of which I never would have thought of. As a result, I've enjoyed a 30 year career as a paralegal.
I have also heard that the quickest way to hate what you love is to turn it into a job. I haven't tried this personally, but I just thought I'd share. Good luck!
If you want to find out what your career is, these are some of the questions you should be asking yourself. What is it you love doing and you would do it for the rest of your life without payment? What moves your heart? What are the skills and talents that you possess? What interests you most of the time? You can also ask the people who know you well if they know what career would suit you.
Hi russianchick.Lots of good ideas in here,a lot are verygood.when i was your age we use to ask the same question.alot said careers to make big money,others went military routes some college,or just to work.i learned that if you really like doing something,try that.might go thru few jobs but if you enjoy something you will get real good at it,and likely wont get bored with it as time goes on.may not make you a millionnaire but you will have good incentive to push yourself to learn all you can about it.hope this helps.
Interests change radically for a person through out time. Saying that you should do what you love or what you are passionate about is only a temporary concept. The issue these aptitude, career, college, advisory, and passion type suggestions miss is they do not account for the painfully obvious and constant change in their consuming interest. Go to any college student and ask them how many times their major has changed. I think college is suited for a very small percentage of the population, maybe 10% at best. The rest need to start off in careers based on experience learning. Experience is the best teacher, and when you have experience in a field you think you may be interested in, you can say with confidence if that is something you wish to go further with. Job shadow, get a temporary position, free lance, become an apprentice, get an entry level job and so on. A lot of people gain worthless degrees in college or they become specialized in something they discover (when finally getting the job) they actually hate or have little to no interest in.
Well, the answer is a lot closer than you think, I see on you believe in Jesus. Well as believers our first thing is to "Believe". So I would suggest just chillin with God and ask Him to lead you in His path, a lot of times we dont see His path because we are looking else where or seeking wisdom from the world. I learned the hard way about this lesson, and I can testify that the easiest and most enjoyable way is His will for your life. Learn this lesson faster than me, and that is If you have freely given yourself to our awesome Lord and Saviour than you belong to Him, and if you belong to Him you won't find that perfect fit for anything in your life unless its from Him. Sure other things may feel good, but there is nothing and I mean nothing that feels better than being where you truly belong. Remember He only wants the very very best for you, check out His Covenant Promises in the Word and see how badly He truly wants to spoil you. Wow sorry for this long rant, I just can't help but share what He has done for me when I finally Let Go and Let God Be GOD! God bless you.
You need to pray for God's will in your life. If you are a young believer the best guidance you can find is knowing the word of God. Surely, you know that the bible leads believers to be wise in their choices in life. To stay away from things that will lead you astray, like, the obvious night clubs and gambling facilities. There are other careers that are not so obviously dangerous for a young believer like those that can lead you to question your belief. Sciences that promote evolution and reject creation and public relations that lead you to lie. I do understand your concern. Just remember that as long as you are walking with Christ he will never lead you away from God. Bless You!
Whatever you do, don't let your marks change your mind. Look at your subjects, pick out what you ENJOY the most, and build on from there. For example, if you really lke english, look further into other english courses available in highschool, university etc. If you don't have any subjects you enjoy at school, don't worry! Think about your hobbies!
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Take a free assessment test online! That would be the best way! Make a list of careers that interest you. research them. But first and for most take an assessment test to see where your strengths are then go from there! GOOD LUCK!
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Look for something that interested you as a child. I personally grew up around Video Games/Graphic Design, and now I'm trying to get connected to those in the Gaming field. If you don't know what you liked as a child, I would say for you to try out for internships, volunteer, job shadow people, get socialized and electronically connected, and see which career best suits you. If you like it then see what you can do as far as school is concerned. Another thing I would suggest is a lot of prayer, and bible study. God is always good to those who read, listen, and obey his word, and will help you in your decision making.
Im going to travel around/ramble until I find a great town with cool people, that just feels perfect, then I'll stay there. If you want to be more normal and get a job righr away, I say get a job that pays a lot. Your fun and enjoyment can come from somewhere else, just get a job that promises you'll never worry about money.