It’s not until you’re about to leave high school that the importance of career and jobs are pushed onto us.
The importance of choosing your “path” is deemed as extremely important in later life (or at least when you’ve chosen your path), but is the importance underplayed and are we putting too much pressure onto ourselves and society at too young of an age?
Just imagine for a moment that you’re 14/15 and about to leave year 9 and join year 10, the time in school where you are about to choose your “Options” but are they really options?
How can we be expected to know what we want to do in life that early on? and it isn’t really stressed how important these options are.
In high school i chose to do ICT, specifically DiDa (The equivalent to 4 GCSE’s), but this took up all my other “slots” for other options. So when it came to enrol in college, 2 years later, my options were limited to Media related courses, and thus when it came to apply for university Media was the option again.
I am a keen history buff, and although i love media and the course I am on now, I wish someone in education would have given me guidance and help and most importantly stressed how important my choices in school would be later on in life.
The importance of career services cannot be underplayed and should not be taken for granted, but career guidance and services should be taught and given from a young age, to stress the importance that everything we do in younger life directly effects us later on.
At the risk of becoming and sounding repetitive, we are all in control of our futures, we may not be able to control certain aspects of our lives but there is a wide range of help available to students still in education at all levels, and to those who have left education.
Make the most of the resources available to you whilst you still can. It would be stupid not to!
Have a look at the links below that deal with careers and jobs!
See you again soon!