How To Get A Career
How To Get A Career
The video is a tutorial about how young people, in their A Levels, should start thinking about their careers. The speaker, Kyle Newman, talks about how it is important for young people to discover what they truly enjoy before deciding on their degrees or careers. This is important because they will spend the bulk of their lives in the careers they choose for themselves and it is very important that you love what you do.
Today, I am going to be talking to you about how to get a career. So, for this video, I am assuming that you are kind of in the early stages of kind of going out into the workplace or you maybe still in education and you are looking about, you know, getting out into work and what is it you want to do. Maybe you are, you know, still in GCSEs, in A Levels, and then thinking about maybe what degree you want to take or what study you might take, going forward.
So, there are lots of different things that you can do - possibilities. Well, I really encourage you to start with kind of forget all of that, initially. And focus really on yourself, like what do you love to do, what are you good at, what are you passionate about, what do you do outside of work? What sort of, you know, job, would not only kind of give you a living, but actually you would be getting up every day and thinking, “You know what, I love what I do, you know, I can't wait to go to work,” rather than, “Oh God, not another day in the office”.
So really start with that, little exercises, you know, skills, passions, interests, write them all down. Ask other people what they think your strengths are. Write down a little A4 sheet about your ideal working day and get re-focused on that.
Forget what qualifications you have done so far, and then bring all that in afterwards and match those two sets of information together so you can start formulating a career path that is not only going to be financially rewarding but also personally rewarding and fulfilling and enjoyable. You are going to spend the bulk of the next 30, 40, 50 years of your life working. So if you are going to do that, you might as well work doing something that you love, something that you enjoy and you know, finding a way to make a good living at that.
There are many, many options you know, you can do a degree, go to university and then kind of go the graduate job route. You can kind of go in internships, apprenticeships. Often, you know, often, I recommend to most people to actually take a year or two out if you have not gone to university already and work doing some stuff, really think about life, what you might want to do, and then choose what degree you want to do, rather than trying to choose your degree whilst you are doing A Levels, when you have really gotten very little experience of the world and what is out there.
If you do that, you are much more likely to find a route that is going to be right for you, and you are going to, kind of, you know, pick a degree probably you are more interested in. Don't kind of limit yourself to getting a job, you know. Think about maybe, starting a business.
There are many, many people now, young entrepreneurs are out there, starting out, maybe working for a year or two, or not even that and going straight into business. So, you know, career is not the only route. But, absolutely, you know the core of that is focusing on what you are going to enjoy first, and building it from there.
So start there, then build on whatever route you choose, whether it's university, whether it's an internship, whether it's a business or something else, then really just do your research, find out what the opportunities and possibilities are, get support and help from other people and get really focused then on making that bridge and finding out what the steps are from where you are now to that end goal. If you like some more help about how you can get a career, get the right job for you then please come and see us at Move Beyond, www dot movebeyond dot net. .