When Should You Be Choosing Your Career?
With the majority of school children now going on to complete university degrees; more and more people are going into ‘careers’ and, as such, are planning and choosing their career from a young age. Schools are teaching children ‘career lessons’ and regularly speaking with them about what they would like to do for a career after university. As such, we thought we’d take a look at choosing a career and when exactly is the best time to be choosing the best path to take.
To give us an idea of the way in which young people (and older ones too) are choosing careers and when they’re doing so, we had a chat with a number of applicants for financial adviser jobs from Foundation Resourcing and the way in which they’ve done things. We asked them when they decided that financial advisor jobs were for them and what they did to make them decide.
First things first; many people have a rough idea of what they want to do before university. Dave, a recent Leeds Uni graduate said to us, “It was in 6th form back home that I decided I wanted to go into something in the financial industry. I wasn’t exactly sure what but I loved the accounting side of business studies and was great at maths too!”
It does take time to choose a career but by undertaking placements at university, you should begin to develop a feeling for a particular line of work. More than anything, try out a few different things through placements and there’ll be things which just stand out as being for you!
Whether in the financial industry, the music industry or any other industry; do what you love and you’ll love what you do! Not many people can say they truly love their jobs so make sure one of those people is you!