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Career Exploration

When you are young, you are often asked the question: “What do you want to be when you grow up? A superhero? An astronaut? A pop star?”.

These were some of my ideas at one point or another. You may be thinking something similar or you may not know what you want to do or be.

As you get older, you get asked a lot of questions about careers but this is nothing to be worried about; it can actually be quite interesting to explore different career paths.

I have learnt that there are thousands of jobs you can do when you’re an adult, some which may not have even been invented yet which is very exciting. No matter what you’re interested in or what you enjoy, whether it is science, art, music, maths or sports, there will be some kind of career for you.

All of this might sound a little overwhelming. You may be sat reading this thinking, “I have no idea what I want to be” or “I don’t know what I’m good at” but this is nothing to worry about. Lots of people don’t know what job they want to do and it is completely normal to change your mind if you have any particular ideas about what you want to be. The most important thing is that you work hard at school so that you have access to career opportunities in the future.

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Posted on 7 January 2015

Posted in Advice for young people

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