• United States
27 Aug 07
To be honest I'm in my 30's and I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up haha. Some people always know what they want to do. In college we have career centers and they help you to research what kinds of jobs you want. They also help arrange internships so that you can get experience in the "real world" of what career you choose. They have job fairs where employers come in and give information about the company or they may even interview the students and hire them for after they graduate. You also get information from the people around you, from your family and friends. Say if your uncle is a doctor you might ask him about his job and get advice about doing the same thing. Sometimes your parents try to guide you into what they might want you to do. My father always told me he thought I should be a lawyer because I was good in English and reading. Not sure if those are the best qualifications for lawyers but that's what he wanted me to do. I never went to law school by the way but he was still proud of me regardless of what I did. My uncle also told me about what he did and encouraged me to look into physical therapy. I kind of wished I had listened to him.
14 Apr 08
I am not so lucky as you . I have not got any career guidance even know about this untill my first job. In my contry this service does not spread widely.There is no so many consultants with enough experience. But I think it is very important to do this.So I am reading books on this subject and have gained a lot from it.