Are you wrapping up your senior year of high school and hoping to jump into a job right away? Or perhaps you are nearing the end of your college days and unsure what career path makes the most sense given your interests and talents. Whether you are just stepping out into the working world or desiring to plan ahead for the future that is the best fit for you, finding the right career path is a top point of focus—and possibly anxiety—for most young adults today.
It’s a big decision that weighs heavily on the shoulders of high school graduates and college students alike: What is the right career for me? We all want to be happy, engaged and fulfilled in our jobs and succeed at something we feel we are good at, naturally. But how do you figure out what a possible right fit might be?
The right career path takes time to travel
“About 75% of Americans have changed careers at least once, and about 33% are currently thinking about it,” according to career coach contributor Ashley Stahl for Forbes. “Finding your perfect career won’t happen overnight, and it may take time to really find the right trajectory for you.”
The best way to establish clarity and confidence for your right career is through a deeper understanding of your interests, passions, skills and personality. There are many different ways to assess your personal proficiencies and desires for your future. TeenVogue suggests the option of “considering a non-traditional post-high school graduation path that can give you a better sense of purpose for whatever you decide you want to do in life,” such as traveling, volunteering or joining the Military. Additionally, collegestats.org suggests expanding your network and working with a career counselor. “This is especially helpful for those who may not be totally certain about what they want to do in the future, or what they are truly interested in.”
Focus on your future
The right career path is different for each person and takes time to uncover. At Crosworks, our team of career coaches is ready to help take you from “What do I want to do?” to feeling empowered to make the most confident decisions possible for your future personal success.
Whether you are a fresh high school graduate, current vocational or college student, or just starting out in your career, our Future Focus program offers a highly personalized approach to assess your natural interests and skills. A deeper understanding of your personality, passions and proficiencies are then integrated into a practical process for study and career decision-making.
If you’re ready to gain the insights, tools and support you need to fully evaluate all your options and make confident and clear decisions for your future success, reach out today to learn more about our Future Focus program! Our services are tailored to address the unique needs of students and young adults at every stage in their personal journey.