Choosing a career is a decision that has a lot of bearing on a person’s life and a wrong choice could mean wasted years and a lack of job satisfaction, which is why the topic of career selection should be introduced in the last few years of secondary education. A young person needs to discover where their talents lie, and of course, there should be a high level of interest in any chosen field, and by opting to study related subjects in the last 3 years of formal education, you are preparing to enter university for a bachelor degree course of a further four years.
A Question of Perception
They say there are two kinds of people, those who enjoy their work, and those that do not. It makes sense to be in the former group, and besides, work should not be viewed as gainful employment, rather it is an opportunity to develop interests and skills, learning about something you are interested in. If, for example, a student enjoyed biology and the sciences, there are many opportunities, with water management, or asbestos survey jobs available in the UK. Others might prefer something technical and would like to move into the software writing industry, or perhaps web development, and if you are in tune with nature, then why not choose a career in wildlife preservation? The important thing is to identify the high interest areas and combine that with a challenging career, and with the help of peers, most young people eventually select the right career path and go on to enjoy a rewarding work environment.
Once you have finished your further education, you will have a basic understanding of the theoretical side to your chosen industry, and now begins the process of putting that into practice, which can be frustrating in this far from perfect world we live in. If you have a good work ethic, this should always see you in good stead, and remember that you should always be on the lookout for better career opportunities, and they do come along, if you know where to look. If, for example, a person were looking for asbestos survey jobs,or a position in water management, the ideal move would be to register with the right recruitment agency.
The ideal employer would be one that supports its workers by offering on-site training and the opportunities to gain practical experience in the field. It is often a case of trial and error regarding this area of a company, as all will tell you at the outset that the potential for development is high, and it might take a while before you understand that the reality is very different. If you are registered with prominent recruitment agencies that focus on your industry, you will receive a steady stream of offers, and you might just find a company where you really fit into the team.
Every young person needs career advice and hopefully will go on to enjoy a rewarding career in a stimulating environment, and reach the pinnacle of success.