Doesn't your school have a career fair you could attend ? its ideal to
meet speakers from different field who share their experiences . Well
if you don't , you could do the following:
1) make a note of what you are very good at or what fascinates you
- you could be a great debater , good at music , good at drawing , math
, English or hindi creative writing , sports , science . You need to
figure that out first .
2) Speak to your respective teachers - if creative writing is your
subject - you may want to speak to your hindi or English teacher , If
it math - Math teacher , drawing - arts teacher etc . They could guide
you and counsell you as to what are the options available to you . As
in Creative teacher may tell you its graphics or creative writing
teacher may say its copy writer or a journalist etc !!
3) you too could next reserach on these fields after narrowing
down . Then once you have a list of top 5 proffesions then you may
enlist the help of your teacher and fix an appointment with
proffesionals to come and speak to you OR you may want to form a group
and meet them at their office . You could look up your old students
association directory and call up on them who are doing well in their
field and ask them to meet you in a group .
4)If you are still in school , and in college you have 3 years to
decide , you could do summer jobs at the place of your choice and watch
how people function in the job that interets you the most .
can say that most times kids at your age will make a decision that will
be like a gamble you may not be very certain if that career is
certainly for you or not , .....but life gives you opportunity to
switch careers , and so you can ....you don't have to panic about
getting stuck for ever .I switched my career at 28 and my hubby too did
so at 27 then again at 30 . Now i think he's sure! But please do graduate !
Edited by indygirl - 18 September 2005 at 11:35am