Despite the pressure of choosing a career that defines your work life, this is a step that all young people face when they graduate from high school. If you have a friend who will soon be a bachelor, share these tips. They will be very helpful!
1.Get involved in the search for experiences
If you do not have a medium clarity about what to study in the future, do not stop thinking and research about it.
The answer will not come magically. It is more practical to start getting involved with experiences on the subject.
You must ask and visit places where activities are carried out on the careers that interest you. Visit the universities, ask for permission to go to a class, talk to the students and professionals of these careers.
Think who you want to be and not what you want to study
When we are children and they ask us what we want to be when we grow up, we respond very easily: soldier, policeman, fireman, pilot, president, singer, doctor, among others.
For children the answer is very simple because they think about what they imagine and the way that desire is seen.
They see the visible expression of the profession. Imagine for a moment what you want to be, not what you want to study.
You would work for free
If it were possible, would you work for free? What do you like so much that you would be willing to do it without pay?
An example of this vocation are people who despite not having remuneration of things otherwise without receiving more than recognition.
- You help your classmates in math or drawing.
- You like animals so much that you pick up a wounded bird and feed it.
- You love explaining some topic that you know and that they ask you to talk about it.
These are indications that you are choosing your career well. If your motivation is to study medicine because they earn a lot of money, it is probably not the best decision.
A personal decision
It is important that a decision be heard and get advice from parents, teachers and family. However, also that the steps related to really investigate what they mean those professions that attract more and are being considered.
You are excited to enter a career. You imagine yourself dressed in uniform, with a helmet in a mine, attending to an animal, operating a harvester or designing a bridge.
A good sign of being in the right direction is to feel excitement about fulfilling a professional role.
Finishing the school year and getting good grades on college exams can be stressful, but if you really care about a profession and want to study, you’re already starting to practice.
Are you writing for the school yearbook or did you start practicing with a blueprint design software?
These are indications that something is your passion and that you are willing to study it.
Worry about the salary
While it is true that the average income of certain professions is higher than in others, neither ensures by itself the economic or professional success.
During adult life, multiple variables can affect the issue of money. It is more important that the profession really like that and that there is interest in it.
Courage and good professionals
Sometimes there are examples of people with respectable professions who have not been successful or their life has been difficult.
Look for successful experiences, do not get discouraged by people who are negative about their profession. There are probably personal reasons that have affected them, such decisions are not appropriate.
Each person is different
All the people are different. We have different interests, vocations, commitments and abilities. Do not compare yourself, or think that having a better or worse score leads to success by itself.
They are a set of decisions in the course of life that leads to a happy and successful professional activity.
Defend and explain
Can you explain why do you want to study a certain career?
What leads you to choose to certain path?
If you can explain to parents, teachers or family that you are interested in a profession and activity and know what it is about, you are on the right track.
A decision that can be explained and on which good arguments are made is an informed decision.