How Do You Guys Wrok out What You Wanna Be When You Older? I Have No Clue :/

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Just confused and i have no idea, i dont wanna be in a job i dont enjoy.

Posted Tue 19th June, 2012 @ 11:51 by Katy O'Connor

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Katy O'Connor wrote:

Just confused and i have no idea, i dont wanna be in a job i dont enjoy.

Rosemary has given you some good advice here - it's true, most adults don't know what they want to do and what you want to do will change throughout your life. What you think you want to do aged 16 will probably be very different to what you end up doing when you're 22 and then what you're doing when you're 42 then 62 will probably be totally different. For one thing when you're young you don't really know much about what jobs there are out there beyond the "typical" ones like doctor, teacher, police officer etc. Most adults never set out in life to be whatever it is they do, it just happened and they tend to move between jobs/careers in their life, nothing is set in stone. For example, I started teaching when I graduated from university then I realised that there were things in education beyond being a classroom teacher, and that's how I've ended up with my current job at GR/TSR.

What you need to do now is just focus on finding out what you enjoy and follow those interests academically and also in your wider hobbies like volunteering or sports. I spent all of my time when I was younger working/volunteering at summer camps in the UK and abroad because it was fun and I really enjoyed it.... which then ended up leading me to my eventual career sector. If you follow what you're interested in it will eventually lead to jobs, but right now you don't need to worry about it. For example, when choosing a degree you're not picking a job for life, you're just choosing something you'd like to continue studying in more detail for another 3 or 4 years.

Answered Tue 19th June, 2012 @ 14:40 by Emma (admin)
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You'll still find adults who don't know what to do, and they are in full time work. So I wouldn't panic.

Look at doing some hobbies that interest you. So when I started volunteering with a first aid charity I had no idea what I wanted to be, and then I suddenly realised I wanted to be a paramedic or a nurse. So I did work experience shadowing a  nurse, and didn't really enjoy it. 

If if the opportunity I would highly recommend doing University Summer schools, where you go away for a week maybe, sample some of the courses. I did one and it cemented my ambitions to be a paramedic.

Best of luck!

Answered Tue 19th June, 2012 @ 13:49 by Rosemary
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If there aren't any jobs that really inspire you, then research some jobs that involve the subjects you enjoy, that you are good at and that interest you. I've wanted to be a doctor since I was 9 years old, so I've never really had any doubts as to what I want to do, but the main advise I can really offer is do something you enjoy!

Answered Tue 19th June, 2012 @ 12:08 by Hummi C
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I'm 18 years old and just about reached the last year of college. I have changed my mind so many times over the past 2 years that it is ridiculous. It is hard to pick the type of work you want to be in because you could get to a point in your life where you might experience something and be like - that is what I want to be.

Everyone you will ever talk to will say that they didn't know what they wanted to be or that they always changed their mind.

My advice is to just let life lead you - volunteer and try out different things, do work experience at places you have an interest in.

Answered Tue 19th June, 2012 @ 15:51 by Kerry
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luk at da uni guides or courses read sum

Answered Tue 19th June, 2012 @ 11:53 by aliimz
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Thank You x

Answered Tue 19th June, 2012 @ 12:16 by Katy O'Connor
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You're welcome :) x

Answered Tue 19th June, 2012 @ 12:18 by Hummi C
Edited by Hummi C on Tue 19th June, 2012 @ 12:19
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idealy, I'd love to work with either books, or animals... my dream job would probably be an editor, but I doubt I'll get there...

Answered Tue 19th June, 2012 @ 21:06 by Neon
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you should ge there, just work hard :D

Answered Thu 21st June, 2012 @ 15:17 by Katy O'Connor
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ah... see... the only time me and 'work hard' come into the same sentence is to say "I do not work hard" :P XD

Answered Thu 21st June, 2012 @ 16:27 by Neon