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    What after highschool? What course? How do I do when I only know the sector where I want to work but not my exact career? I can't seem to be able to decide. It's because I've never tried any job. How the hell will I know what suits me?



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    If I were you, I would apply to become a Catholic missionary. Do good work in the service of others and then go to college.
     
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    Try some temp work or an internship. Sample the field
     
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    Artisan Dares, Dreams, Does

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    Truth be told, it's not all that great... might as well work somewhere paying decent enough straight out of highschool. Most bachelor students and above tend to work at the same places due to there being too few job opportunities in their field and too much competition. The only ones who tend to get anywhere are those with REALLY GOOD connections, and tend to be those who start for themselves... even that tends to have a rather high failure rate...

    So better ask yourself. What do you want in life?
    If you were to win the lottery, what would you selfishly do with that money and why?
    can you do the same things that you really want to do (or buy) on a lower budget over time?

    The reason I say this is because most of the job industry is people kicking each other down. It's a pretentious horrific thing... Chances are even with a good education, you'll miss out on finding a good internship, even with your schools help finding one...

    So ask yourself those questions and see if everything you REALLY want is obtainable with a lower income job. See about how to obtain it and go for that.
    If you have to study something and you got the sector in mind, check job agencies to see what has the most job postings and learn for that...

    Don't follow the advice of making your hobby your career... it will ruin your hobby and turn it into this twisted monster, a trick using the same skills you used to like to make random things for others. You'll end up with a huge things related to your hobby that you want to do, but end up forgoing because you've done enough of that field of work already and want to relax... cause your former hobby ain't relaxing anymore, its a source of stress...

    but hey those are my two cents.... Just think things through. If you have to take a year in between schools to orientate yourself, get one of those temp jobs in the meantime and save up, for what ever you decide to do will cost money.
     
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    I will. Thanks
     
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    Thanks. I will do that. I really want to know what works for me. If I can find an internship for now, then maybe I'll find what job suits me
     
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    dragulagu Truth does not change because it is, or is not. 42

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    @Rudaynah You won't know what suits you, you'll have to start somewhere and you will switch between jobs, learn what suits you more or where you'll feel more comfortable with on the run. Your first job won't be your last unless you really got lucky or went directly for CEO/Founder.

    Yup

    And I disagree in regards to being against making your hobby your career, if you enjoy doing it then go for it. The key phrase from Artisan's argumentation on this (in my opinion) is when it becomes a source of stress (it being your dependency on living) that it becomes a problem. Solve this by having other hobbies/habits/people in your life aside of that one hobby to get your energy from when the main hobby becomes stressful. If it's too much, do something else. And later pick up that hobby again just as a hobby. You'll learn from the process.

    The thing I would stress on (from someone who learnt this pretty late) is to be smart with your money and set aside a budget each month starting from the first year of your career. You'll thank yourself later in you 30's. First step: get yourself a 6 month wage budget buffer at all times.
     
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