Making an informed career choice is arguably one of the most important decisions of your life says the Department of Higher Education and Training.
The Department says that when making this decision, you should have right knowledge and understanding based on self-knowledge, the working world and the education and training opportunities which are offered in this space.
So let’s have a closer look at these areas:
Understand what drives you. Know your values, interests and strengths. Are you absolutely sure you are going to thrive in a job that promotes creativity in thinking and execution? Or is a more structured environment with clear expectations more suited to you?
The world of work
Get onto the internet and talk to people who have career which you thinking about. Do basic research into your career of choice. Other sources of information could include printed publications, online resources such as websites, online articles and blogs.
Training and learning opportunities
Now you need to determine the opportunities that exist, like the accredited institutions and the level of education that you are best suited to – for instance, certificate, diploma or degree. Another consideration is part-time versus full-time study as well as contact sessions versus distance or online learning. Also look at the opportunities that the sector education and training authorities offer.
More information is available from Khetha, the Department of Higher Education and Training’s Career Development Services website.
You call also call the Khetha helpline on 086 999 0123 for free career advice and support or send a ‘Please Call Me’ to: 072 204 5056 and an official will call you back.