It’s extremely hard to know what exactly you should do with your future. At some point in our lives, we all find ourselves at a crossroad, wondering what exactly we should do next. Here are some job ideas for you, depending on whether you’re focused on caring for others, on being creative, or on achieving financial security…
If You’re Focused On Caring
Nursery Nurse. Is there anything better than taking care of small children? Not only is it rewarding but it’s also a heck of a lot of fun (until they come over and deliberately wipe their noses on your sweater, of course). There are a lot of busy parents out there who work full-time and who find it hard to turn their precious children over to their nurseries and daycare, so it’s also your responsibility to demonstrate that you’re a kind and caring individual who’ll look after their kids beautifully.
Medicine. Being a doctor is one of the most interesting and academically challenging jobs in the world, but you might find that there isn’t as much caring for patients involved as you’d like. If you really want to work closely with people and their families then why not consider checking out nursing schools instead of medical schools? Nurses are much more involved in the medical prowess of their patients than you might think, and you’ll also get the chance to really improve the day to day lives of sick people and their families.
Home Care. There are plenty of people across the world who require home care assistants, whether that’s because of disabilities, sickness or old age. Becoming a home carer is perfect for someone who enjoys communicating with people and making them feel safe and comfortable. Home care may require doing jobs like helping people bathe and go to the bathroom, which means you need to be focused on enabling your clients and patients to feel dignified and happy.
If You’re Focused On Creativity
Photographer. A lot of people think that anyone with a cell phone can be a photographer but that definitely isn’t true! Make sure that you invest in a camera with a good lens if you want to become a photographer, and spend a lot of time practising and at photography classes. Remember that you can always improve no matter what. If you want to be a professional photographer then remember that you have to focus on business as well as creativity – set up your own site with your portfolio on it, and get business cards printed.
Writer. There are many different ways that you can be a writer, although you should be aware that even if you get a novel published, you probably won’t get the same size bank account as JK Rowling because of it! You need to read constantly to become a better writer and to write for the love of it, rather than for money, because you might end up disappointed. You could also try out copywriting, proofreading or journalism if your best skills are with the written word – and why not set up a blog to practise?
Events Planner. If you’re visually creative, full of ideas and also extremely organised, event planning may be for you. You can help people plan big birthday parties or weddings, or you could also go into corporate event planning and work with big businesses.
If You’re Focused On Financial Security
Finance. If you love numbers and you’re okay with spending most of your time at a desk, then why not try out finance? One of the best things about a career in banking is that you can spend a few years making the big bucks, save carefully, and then roll back your work if you want to focus more on family life. It can be an environment full of high pressure, so make sure you’re prepared for plenty of late nights.
Law. People who are analytical, calm and good at arguing their points tenaciously may be attracted towards a career in law. Although the initial training period might be stressful, you can start to control your hours and what area of law you go into more once you start advancing in the profession.
Teacher. One of the best things about teaching is that teachers will always be required and you’ll always be able to find a job no matter where you move to – it’s a very flexible job. To be a teacher, you need to be thick-skinned, loud-voiced and not afraid of hard work, and you also need to have a great sense of humour. If that appeals to you, ask your local school if you can go in for a few days of work experience.
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