Some people know what they’ve wanted to do since they were 8 or 9. “I want to be a firefighter.” “I want to be a Jedi.” Ok, so that last one isn’t so realistic. . . Nevertheless, don’t feel too lost if you don’t really have a clue what you want to do. Here a few ways that might (hopefully) help you find that dream career:
- Browse job sites- get a feel for what is out there. Check a major job site, like Indeed. You may see jobs that sound fun to you, that you never even knew existed!
- Take a few classes- take general ed classes in a variety of subjects, like math, science, arts. See what you like. If you don’t want to pay for a class, you can take classes for free on Coursera
- Think about your passions- what do you really care about? Dogs? Video games? Movies? Sports? They have jobs in all of those areas!
- Consider your strengths- what are you good at? Working with numbers? Then finance or accounting might be good for you. Are you a people person? Consider a career in marketing or guest experience.
- Look at your hobbies- what do you do in your free time? Enjoy going on social media? They have jobs in that! Do you like makeup and makeovers? They also have jobs in that!
- Take advantage of career counseling services- if you’re in school, most schools have these. They usually are somewhat helpful (emphasis on the “usually”- we make no promises)
Let us know if our advice is any good! We love success stories.