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Following The Right Path For You After School

When you are nearing the end of your compulsory school life, you will no doubt have plenty of people offering you advice.

From your teachers to your parents, your friends to your weekend job supervisor, everyone has an opinion.

However, it is vital that you do not simply jump on the bandwagon and follow someone else’s dream for you. What would you like to achieve in your life?

Following the right path for you after school is vital. Continue reading for more advice, but this time, it is impartial.

Further education

If studying is something that you enjoy doing, you can handle exam stress and you can see yourself continuing for the next few years, then it is certainly an option to consider.

Whether you want to learn more about how to get into Harvard or you are happier to stay close to home and attend a less prestigious establishment, you have many options. 

First of all, you will need to decide on the course you would like to study. Math might be your current favorite subject at school, but is it the one you would most like to use in a future career?

Perhaps, it is, but you may wish to specialize in an area, which uses math, such as accounting and bookkeeping. Alternatively, you may wish to go into something completely different, architecture, for example.

Once you have narrowed down your options to the degree you would like to achieve, look into which colleges or universities offer them.

After you have done that, it would be worth carrying out further research. This can be done online by chatting to current and former students.

This will give you a true flavor for what life is like on campus, the workload and the relevancy of the degree to your future ambitions.

Open days are another fantastic way of getting to know the college. Usually, you are also able to ask any pressing questions to staff members, who are on hand to help. 

Employment

Some families may try to dissuade their youngsters from leaving school and immediately finding a job. However, it ought to be the young person’s choice.

There is absolutely nothing to stop someone from getting experience under their belt and returning to education at a later date anyway. 

If employment is the route you would like to take, consider where you are hoping to find a job and in which industry.

Furthermore, the purpose of having employment may well determine the kind of job you find yourself in. If this is a stop-gap for you, any form of temporary role may work.

However, if you are seeking something in which to find happiness, a lot more time and thought needs to go into it. Your personality, as well as likes and dislikes can really play a huge part in deciding what is best for you and what you are best for.

For example, if you enjoy the great outdoors and have an eye for details, a gardening or ground keeping role might work brilliantly for you.

If, however, you are confident with great people skills, customer services would probably be better. You may even be able to get your foot in the door prior to leaving school by offering to do some voluntary work in your ideal company.