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Five things you need to know before choosing your career
1. Focus on your Strengths
Successful people are those who have discovered their strengths and then play to those strengths. If you are great at Art and History and gets poor marks in Accountancy, then don’t do the Accountancy degree. Pursue your passions, talents and strengths and make the effort to discover what those are.
2. You are not choosing careers for life.
The Department of Labour estimates that today’s teenagers will have 10 – 14 different jobs by the age of 38! We are no longer in an era where we choose a career for life and so rather follow something that you enjoy.
3. Follow YOUR dreams
Sometimes your parents put pressure on you to let go of your dreams and follow the “safe and secure” route. You are now old enough (and wise enough) to make your own choices. Ask your parents, teachers and friends for advice but make your own decision. Your happiness and fulfillment will come from them living your dreams and your authentic purpose not following what someone else thinks you should do.
4. The Wealthiest people in the World LOVE what they do
When you follow your strengths and love what you do, the money will come. All the billionaires in the world are passionate about their careers.
5. Research, research and research some more
You are the Google generation and have the ability to research any profession and your tertiary options with the click of a mouse. The discovery process around careers is important and the more information you are exposed to about different careers the better.
About the Author
Donna McCallum aka The Fairy Godmother gives workshops at schools for teenagers to map out their dream career and make it happen.