You asked: "How do you know which career is right for you?"
Michelly answered: "That's a wonderful question! I would suggest trying out a couple jobs, really get some work experience under your belt and find out what your passions, interests are and what are your strengths and weaknesses. At the end of the day career choice is based on which career would make you the happiest long-term. A great resource is OCCinfo (http://alis.alberta.ca/occinfo/Content/RequestAction.asp?format=html&aspAction=GetHomePage&Page=Home) which hosts a bunch of job descriptions, education requirements and even salary!"
Maddy answered: "I agree with Michelly tenfold. If there was anything I would change about high school is that I think work experience classes should be mandatory. It's never fun leaving school and being thrown into the unexpected. You'll know when you're ready for college and working to save a little more dough never hurt anyone! That being said, when you're looking at colleges and different degree options make sure you sit down with an academic advisor! It may take up some of your time but it will be worth it. The last thing you want to do is enroll in something and not finish it because you hate it (trust me I've been there). Tip: When you go for academic advising, make sure they go through the course material with you for each degree option - not just the program requirements and transfer features. Going through the course material helps because then you will know what you're in for during the next four years of your studies."
Have you found the career of your dreams? Tell us your experience to achieve your career in the comments below!
- Michelly (Ruby Red Contributor)
-Maddy (Ruby Red Contributor)