Thursday, 11 December 2014

So now, what’s next?

Matric exams are finally over and now it is up to you to figure out what to do next.

It’s a hugely important decision to make since most of us will work in our chosen fields for years.

With so many career options out there, it can a bit overwhelming to know where to begin.

Useful tips to help you find the right career for you.

Do your homework

Do as much research as you can and, if possible, try to gain real-life experience in the career that you have in mind.

Job fairs

These are a great source of information and give you the opportunity to meet with representatives of different companies face-to-face. Another great thing about jobs fairs is that you can explore a wide range of career choices in a single place.  

Ask a career counselor or take a career evaluation test online

There are lots of assessment tools to help you narrow down your choices and many are available online. These tools assess your personality traits and then suggest careers that might suit you. Would you prefer to work by yourself or as part of a team? By using the tools to ask yourself questions such as these, you be able to narrow down your choices and get a clearer sense of which careers are right for you.

Apply for an internship or a graduate programme

There’s nothing like work experience to help you decide if the career that you think you want is actually right for you.
  
Follow your heart

One of the most common mistakes that people make when trying to choose a career is that they chase money. They look at high-earning professions such as doctors, lawyers, accountants, etc.

While we all need to make money, you need to choose a career that are you genuinely interested in and have a passion for or else you’ll find that your career is not satisfying.

It’s your life

You only live once. Choose the career that is right for you.

Good luck!

If you feel you the need to go back to school, contact Eduloan on 0860 55 55 44 or visit www.eduloan.co.za

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