Finding the Right Career

The good thing about starting your career is that you have an endless number of choices in front of you. The bad thing about starting your career is that you have an endless number of choices in front of you. It's like being able to pick only one dish from a menu that is hundreds of pages long. Try not to be too overwhelmed. With a lot of careful planning, you can have a career you love.

For young girls out there, here are some tips to point you in the right direction- 

Explore Options and make a plan-

Don't wait until your graduation day before you start looking at company profiles and available positions. Scour the Internet, search the job ads and every information resource you can get your hands on and make a short list of your prospects to make things easier for you come application time.

You need to put a lot of thought into your choice and you will be rewarded with a career that is both fulfilling and successful.

It is important to go out and research any career field you are thinking about pursuing, regardless of how you heard about it. Use networking, job sites, web search to help you gather information that will help you decide which career is most suitable for you. 

Once you've chosen an occupation, you have to formulate a plan that will help you reach your goal of working in that field. Before you do anything, write a formal career action plan that includes both long-term and short-term goals.

Saving for the future:

No matter how great the economy is doing when you graduate, it usually takes time to find a good job. Although there are some who have well-connected families, they are more the minority than the majority.

To prepare for the months when you have to search for that dream job of yours, start saving the moment you entered college. The money will come in handy when you start applying for jobs.

Expand your social circle:

You need to expand your social world to include professionals and people who can refer you to big companies or provide you with tips on where to go once you graduate.

Join professional associations and make it a point to attend conventions related to your chosen career.  Events like these are great sources of useful contacts.


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