It’s never to early to start prepping for your future. And if you’re a high school or college student, this is prime time to explore your options today that will lead to a lucrative and fulfilling tomorrow. Here are smart things you can do to prep for future employment:
1. Learn which careers fit you.
Career planning fits perfectly as part of the college selection and application process. Just as you evaluate your interests and passions to select the right school, you should also take this opportunity to consider different career paths and use those paths in your college selection process.
Thankfully, finding information and resources to identify which careers might make the most sense is easier than ever. The key is to find an engaging way to bring those resources and tools together to make a real impact on your college years. As with any endeavor, complementing online research with individualized guidance can be vital, so turn to the wisdom of parents, family and friends to fill in gaps in your career understanding. Just keep in mind that not all career guides—whether they be a website or an industry pro—are created equal; finding the right resource is half the battle.