|12-14-2011, 02:06 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2011
What career path should I take?
I'm 14 and want to be able to focus on subjects now so that I can succeed later. I'm naturally good with computers, I make around £1000 a month from freelance web design but I don't really want to make it my career because it's not interesting or exciting. At school I get A* in Maths, Physics, Chemistryand ICT and then A in English and Biology. I enjoy solving things and read Patricia Cornwell (forensics/crime) novels. I'm not very sociable, I only ever talk to strangers if there is a reason to talk to them but when I do I can have quite a strong influence. I'm committed but I don't want a career that will take over my life. I want to run a business (or two lol) and have quite scheduled hours. I don't want to have to do the same thing every single day but go into work and not know what will happen. I want to have a big salary (obviously) or at least have an opportunity to grow if it starts small as long as it doesn't sacrifice too much enjoyment. I don't really have any idea of what I'd be good at but want ideas now so that I can focus on areas at school now and have the best opportunity to get the best job.
|12-14-2011, 02:32 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2011
For starters, you can check out the subjects available at GCSE level. Find some that you are interested in and list them down. Next check out A level subjects that you may be interested in. Check out everything that you are interested in. If you advance quickly at those levels, you should search for college level materials and study those.
Examples of subjects/topics that I'm interested in:
English (creative writing components)
Another approach would be to find a list of skills that you would enjoy. Take out a dictionary and find verbs that can be joined with "-ing". If you can, add a noun and an adjective behind each of the verbs. Then find fields where you can apply those skills in.
Calculating figures precisely
Designing programs efficiently
Writing inspirational weird fiction
Building infrastructures efficiently
Creating efficient programmes
Perfecting theories completely (this one may not be lucrative)
You can also read all the "how to get a job" type of books you can get your hands on, to get some ideas of the things you can do. You can also read books on "basics of building a business". You can also read books on "how to follow your passion."
Once you've found some career that you would like to try, find someone who's already in it and interview him to get some idea about what the job is really like.
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