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Old 12-05-09, 02:08 AM   #1
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Icon1 Be ahead of the rest - plan your future now!

Although some may think that planning your future is a potential waste of time I think otherwise. By planning a few aspects of your future and by sticking to these plans you will be far ahead of the rest of your schoolmates and have much more of a chance of succeeding in finding a job that is right for you.

Not many, if any schools teach interview skills and this is something in life you will NEED. Without these skills you have little chance of having a successful interview. I recommend practicing at home with your parents or friends interviews and work on learning how to answer job related and skill related questions for example if you want to work in a call centre, practice and focus on customer service related questions, good responses and fine tune your ears for good attention and listening.

Research the job you hope to get when you leave school in depth. Read tutorials online or any other related documents to the job and find out what it entails and what is required. You are already obviously connected to the internet and it is one hell of a resource, use it to your own gain.

Take a look at what the main skils are that are needed for your future job. If you are planning on becoming a builder you will know you need to use your hands on a daily basis carrying heavy loads and using tools. Ask a parent if they need any DIY doing and learn how to use these tools (please keep it safe though and be supervised by an adult at all times). You can read online how to build a barbecue or a small table and if you have this early experience even if the end product isnt exactly perfect, you are already getting ahead of the thousands of other teenagers seeking the same job as you in the future.

Skills for work DO count and experience helps you have a little knowledge of what you will need to do and employers recognise this as a positive thing. The more experience and skills you have that are related to the job the better chances you have of getting it.

Study hard and try your best to get the best exam results when you leave school. These will count a lot towards you getting your job as you wont have any qualifications when leaving school and usually very little experience, your potential employer will want to see good exam results.

I hope this article will help you plan ahead and realise that you should start now and get a headstart in life.

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Old 12-05-09, 05:03 PM   #2
 
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Great article....
But I don't think there's anything for me to do in the medical field in school....
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nice nice
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