Every year thousands of school leavers start their new lives as grown-ups. The first serious and extremely important decision each of them makes in life is what a career to choose.
It’s a well-known fact that many young people prefer to follow the advice of their parents and continue family careers, like doctors, teachers, etc. Personally I believe that it is a way out only for those school leavers, who really feel that it is their vocation. I think so because I’m sure that work should bring satisfaction. A person should always have an opportunity for self-improvement and development, but it is possible only when you are interested in what you are doing.
To my mind, before you make your final decision, you need to think a lot and to weigh all pros and contras. You should clearly understand what you want to do and what you can do well. You can turn to special magazines for teenagers, which offer various questionnaires, career quizzes and surveys to help the youth define their abilities and interests clearly. And finally you will make the right decision – not a hasty one, but deliberate and rational.
Personally I want to be an interpreter. I like foreign languages and succeed in their learning. I’m a person, who needs to cope with challenging tasks and improve my skills constantly. I prefer to forge ahead all the time, acquire new knowledge, meet new people and achieve new targets. I’m sure that this career will provide me not only with stable salary, but also with self-satisfaction and opportunities for development.
The only thing I want to add is that when choosing a career it’s better to listen to your heart, but not what other people say.