Mainly Mattias Posted July 19, 2013 Share Posted July 19, 2013 Do you even know? It's bollocks to expect teenagers to know what they want to be at such an early age. They have no clue what types of jobs are available, nor are they educated as to the expectations or requirements of that profession. How do they choose professions? By the paycheque?? By what their parents want them to be?? This needs to change. Today, had some guest speakers talk about lessons learned and daily life to the students. One of the speakers told the class that the pressure is enormous, the time spent working is ridiculous and the pay is really not that high after taxes. I totally think this should happen at the high school and university level. School is so far removed from real working life. It would be less of a shock to the system if myths about the profession were busted earlier. Then you wouldn't feel obligated to keep at a profession you hate because you had already invested so much money and time into it! There should be public info sessions where people just speak on their profession: how they got into it, the educational requirements, daily life, stress load, which personalities would suit, etc. That way people wouldn't have to ask for informational interviews. Polititian, mechanic, surveyor, doctor, athlete, buyer, executive assistant, entrepreneur, etc.. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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