As pre-teen or young teenager, it is likely that your career choice is the last thing on your mind. You are probably more concerned with grades, friends, sports and other interests at this stage, as you should be anyway. The earlier you are able to add career choice to your list of interests the better for your future.
While you are not yet ready to settle on a career choice, this is a great time to begin exploring many different professions. Your parents and relatives can help you in this task as you may only be aware of the small number of professions to which you are exposed to.
Why are we discussing this and how does it relate or lead to the issue of financial independence? Attaining your wishful standards of living have a lot to do with how much access you have to resources, both in monetary and non-monetary terms. And like we have said many times on this column, money doesn’t grow on trees, so building a strong and steady income remains a dependable pathway to financial freedom, and choosing lucrative profession is an expedient launch of your journey to success. However, success is not strictly a limited function of this stand,as there are other things to consider.
As a young child, the future’s possibilities are endless. You can look at a variety of professions without the critical eye you will have later on. There are many ways to explore professions and your parents are a key component in helping you with this process.
This few tips will help you through:
First of all, get as much education as possible
- You will be lucky to have a parent who will not discourage you from exploring a particular career, even if they think it’s all wrong for you.But at interval discuss with your parent your wildest imaginations career possibilities for appropriate guide.
- Do not miss excursions in school, use the opportunities to meet and connect with people working in various professions.
- Let your parents and teachers guide you on who to contact for information about careers.
- Read aboutProfessions: The easiest way to learn about aprofession is by reading about it. There are many career books in public and school libraries you can read. The simple reality is, the world would be a very different place to you from the one you currently face when making study, training and career-related decisions. New roles are being created all the time.
- You can also help yourself by an early discovery of your non-academic strengths and passions.
In conclusion, you have to acknowledge and appreciate the role and influence of your parents in choosing your career. Your parents are likely to be the single biggest influence on your thoughts and feelings about your future career. Continually seek cooperation and support from your parent as research indicates that when children feel supported and loved by their parents, they have more confidence in their own ability to research careers and to choose a career that would be interesting and exciting.