Choosing a career can be difficult for most college students. These are some ideas that will help you decide what career should you take:

1.    Know your interest. Identifying the things that you love doing will provide you an opportunity to earn from it. If you are lucky, you may even be get paid for it. I know of people who love writing and earn from it. The key is to find what you love to do, then seek out opportunities from it.

2.    Take advantage of your on-the-job trainings. Trainings and internship will give you a first-hand experience of the job that you think you may enjoy. If you are graduating, you should take internship seriously as it is possible that the company may offer you a full-time job.

3.    Talk to people. You may know people who have good careers that you think you may want to have. Ask them the ins and outs of the job and the experiences they had that may help you to decide if you really like it or not.

4.    Be open to other career opportunities. Time changes and so is the market demand. Look at career opportunities that you may have not considered before. As you go through, you may discover alternative careers that may appeal to you.

5.    Find out what it takes to get the job. Is there a particular training required to get this job? What college degree is required? These are some considerations that may affect your choice of career.

6.    Consult a career counselor. You may take a career assessment or skills assessment to help you know the field where you are most likely to succeed. You may also seek the advice of your parents, friends and colleagues but be careful in listening as they tend to look at the monetary benefits you may get form a job. Fulfilling careers do not always depend on the paycheck that you receive.

7.    Look online or the classified ads to know the job demand. This will give an idea what career is currently needed in the market and would somehow help you see which careers are stable and which will give you better opportunities.

2) Guidance is only at schools/colleges. You go to a shrink when you need counselling, which is not only at a school.

3) If you are going to be a shrink, you are going to have to take more classes in child growth than guidance, but not by much.

4) Guidance is not for mentally ill people.

5) People get in trouble for harassing others at guidance. At counselling, it is just help for a problem, which usually doesn’t have to do with harassing people.

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By: Denardo C. Cruz

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