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LiLwizzy
LiLwizzy asks:
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when should i start thinking about what im gonna do after college?

In Topics: Jobs/Careers, Getting ready for college
> 60 days ago

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Boys Town National Hotline
Feb 21, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

It's never too early to start thinking about what you want to do with your life. It's good to dream about what you want to be and what kind of work you want to do. But it is also good to gather facts and information about the types of careers you are interested in. Talk to people who are working in the career you want, and find out things such as how much of schooling you will need, how much money you can expect after graduation and if you would need to move or stay in the same area.

Your high school counselor or college career center are good places to start asking questions. They can give you a test which can help you decide which careers you might want to consider. If you already have an idea of what you want to do, they can help you plan your high school and college courses to fit that career choice. It will take determination on your part to make the career of your choice happen, but it will be worth it.

If you would like to speak with one of our counselors you can call or e-mail us at anytime. Our Hotline is available 24 hours, 7 days a week to help teens and young adults with any problem.

Take care and best wishes to you!

Cynthia, Counselor
Boys Town National Hotline
1-800-448-3000
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www.yourlifeyourvoice.org

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BigSis
BigSis writes:
Hi,

You didn't mention whether you're almost done with college, but if you are graduating sometime soon, a good starting point would be to think about what kind of jobs you would be interested in. Having an idea of what field you would like to enter can help ease you into the job search process. You can even start applying to internships/jobs within the last semester/quarter before you graduate.

A great resource would be your campus Career Center. The Career Center should be able to help you figure out your interests to help guide you through college, help edit your resume, practice your interviewing skills and they might have workshops available to aid you through this exciting (and somewhat nerve-wracking) time.

If you have a counselor you can meet with at your college, it would be nice to talk to him/her one-on-one about the different options based on your major.

One piece of advice that I found really helpful is sometimes "it's not what you know, but who you know." Ask your parents, family, friends about their suggestions and they might even know someone who might have a job opening that you could be interested in. It never hurts to ask and when others know you're actively searching for a job, they might think of you when they hear about an opening :)

Hope this helps. Good luck!!

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ArvindShukla
ArvindShukla writes:
It should be start by now coz we have to decide a aim by that we can study better
> 60 days ago

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