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Post High School - Figure out What You Want!

It's that niggling question again… the one that grandma and grandpa and Aunt Susie ask every time they see you. It's that feeling you get when Cousin Joey talks about how he has his whole life planned out, and you're just searching for your next move. It can be frustrating... but don't sweat it! It's a natural process and one you want to choose carefully. Which is why we at Let' want to share some of our tried and true tips for helping you find your best path. Let's start here:

  1. Find your passion. What do you love to do, talk about, or read about? Write that down… (if there is more than one - write them down)
  2. Research all of the careers, jobs, and tasks that would center around the interest you just wrote down. Which of those stand out to you? Which of them are the most interesting? Write those down.
  3. Of those you wrote down in #2 - find out everything you can about them. Do you know someone who is in that profession? If you don't know someone, call various businesses or individuals that are in that particular field and tell them you are interested in becoming a ___ and ask if you could shadow them for a day. Most people are thrilled to help out. Make sure to ask them how they got the job, if they needed specific education, etc.
  4. Once you've gotten to see up close and in person what your interest may entail or require, determine the route you may want to take to accomplish your goal. The route may require specific training, volunteer work, or college education.
  5. Start planning out the path to your dream by outlining the steps you need to take to get to your goal. If you haven't graduated yet - this is the perfect time to work through these steps! This will allow you to tailor your high school courses to fit your goal!

If you'd like more in depth help on determining your life and career path please visit our Free Career Exploration Unit Study Download.

- Jamie @ Let's Homeschool Highschool

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