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Don't Plan a Career Through Eyes of Others

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There are a lot of suprises in all our lives. Some surprises come when we receive gifts, like at parties from friends. That is what surprises should be about. No surprises should be involved when it comes to careers. Yes, we all love a beautifully wrapped suprise package. But gifts and careers does not go together.

Once you are 18 years old, there will be people who will be glad to recognize you as the adult you are. People and businesses will even be waiting to get your signature on major purchases. Your credit is fresh, and people will befriend you to take advantage of your credit. Be ever so careful. If you have a particular career in mind, and someone assures you it can be yours in a neatly wrapped suprise package, be careful. It just might take more time, energy and money getting into that suprise package than you expected. And once you get into the package, you might want to get rid of the contents, but you might find out you can't afford to get rid of it.

Don't expect your career to be wrapped in a pretty package, ready to go. When it comes to your career, research and make plans with people you know. People who have given you good advice in the past. Take advantage of your past experience to gain good advice. Don't leave your career up to a surprise package. You could end up with debt, you can't afford. And when the right career comes around, the debt will not allow you to take advantage of the career you really want. Explore many career opportunities before making a decision. Go with what you want for yourself. From the eyes of others it might be right, buy only your eyes count. You decide what is best for you. College, Trade school, Entrepreneur, OJT, Career Ladder. Volunteering gives you insight into different occupations. Volunteering can create choices and references for you.

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