How To Choose A Career

How To Choose A Career That's Best For You

Career Choice

Are you just out of high school and still have no idea what you want to be when you "grow up?" 

Well you are not the only one.  Millions of people just like you every year go through the stress of trying to find out what they want to be just out of school. 

How do you know what you want to be for the rest of your life?  A lot happens in a couple of years and it is so hard to tell whether or not you will even like the same type of stuff.

I am 27 years old and just now found out what I want to do.  I want to be an event planner and plan any party from Stagettes, Weddings, Birthdays and all. 

I never wanted to waste my money going to school and taking classes that I wasn't at all interested in. 

The most important part is DON'T PANIC!!!  Everything works itself out eventually. 

I am coming up on my 10 year reunion pretty soon and honestly, it scares the living sh*t out of me. 

To face all the people in high school again.. YIKES!!!!! 

I have been thinking about what I wanted to be since I was a little girl.  I wanted to be a cheerleader, singer, dancer, actress and finally now I want to plan amazing parties.  I would love to plan a birthday party for Britney Spears or some huge star.  That would be the ultimate for me.

My niece has also decided that she would like to pursue a career as an event planner as well so we are going to go to school together starting in September.

This is what you should do to help you decide

Career Planning Circle

1.  Write down on a piece of paper all the things that you are good at or that you really enjoy.

2.  Write down all the things you hate doing or you are horrible at.

3.  Ask friends and family what they think you are good at.  It always helps to have an outside view on things.

4.  Put yourself out there.  If you want to be a writer than email y0ur local newspaper and see if they need any assistance.  Even if you photocopy there you will get to see what the people's moods are like.. You will get to know their lifestyle and see if that is how you want to live.

5.  Take some classes.  I have considered going back to school for a long time but I didn't want to waste my money on a class that I would never use.  Research your local colleges or universites and see if they have classes that aren't too expensive or last a year or more.  This way you will get a feel for the class and who knows, you may end up hating it but if it's a short term just get through it and it won't waste your funds.  Also if you can easily teach yourself  then take an online course.  Make sure you do your homework though because it will catch up to you really fast if you don't.

6.  If a field interests you, learn as much as you can about it.  Look stuff up on the Internet or go to the library and do your own research in what kind of qualifications you need for this ideal job.

7.  Volunteer at different events around your city.  You will get to know more people and don't hesitate to ask them what their career is and ask if they like it and what kind of skills they have.

8.  Keep positive and know that everything will work out.  If you have a bad attitude it makes it awfully difficult to keep your eyes and ears open for new and exciting possibilities.

9.  Don't be stuck in a box.  Be open minded.  If you want to be a famous singer but you can't sing then don't rule it out.  If you like the flashy life style and your a good writer, consider writing lyrics for a famous singer.  That way you will get out there and everyone will know who you are for being such a great writer. 

10.  Don't give up.   I use to get down a lot because most of my friends had already picked their career and I was still in the dark about what I wanted to be.  Everything happens for a reason and maybe it's because you haven't had enough life experience yet to realize what you want t0 be.

I hope that these tips have helped you. 

Let me know how you picked your career at

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