High school is the fun stage of our youthful life’s but real life sets in soon after.
What do I do now that am out of high school?
Where do I see myself in the next 1,2,3…years?; sometimes these questions become difficult to answer.
When choosing a career, there are several steps one can take in realising the desired dream.
These steps or procedures differs from one person to the other and affect the end results.
Notwithstanding, there are a few strategies that help shape the ideas and thoughts in the minds of Senior High School (SHS) leavers.
There a number of creative steps one could take in order to shape the career path and attain satisfaction in life.
These, steps can be known as your unique ‘WIFI’.
W.I.F.I as an acronym which stands for:
W – Watch Your Interests
I – Investigate Your Options
F – Follow Your Dreams
I-I’m Interested in………. & I’ll see where it leads me
W – Watch Your Interest:
In watching your interests, you will need to make a list of things you easily do in your spare time, as well as the things you think about when your mind wanders around.
For instance, if in your leisure time, you are someone who does not find it stressful to draw or write, then you should be looking into fields of work or career paths that make use of creative abilities.
This, in effect, will make you find satisfaction in that which you want to pursue.
I – Investigate Your Options:
There are numerous options you can choose from when you career selection path comes into play.
Therefore, as an individual, write down 5 things you would want to do after school.
Also, research and write down on 5 things you previously never considered.
This process can help you streamline your options to focus on a selected few and then helps you make final decisions on them.
F – Follow your Dreams
This part of the process is that point where everyone gets to or will come across one way or the other as you journey through life.
Your dreams speak volumes about you as a person and this, in effect, allows you to make decisions that best suit the actualization of your career you choose to follow.
No matter how huge your dreams may seem, don’t be discouraged.
With determination and consistent work on your dreams, desired results will manifest for all to see.
I – I’m Interested in…… and I’ll see where it leads me
In choosing career paths, venturing into new territories is one risk most people struggle with; they tend to worry more about the uncertainties of life.
This feeling is true and also cautions us in making right decisions for our future.
Focusing on your fears has a greater probability of causing you from turn your attention from areas that will, in the end, open you up to many possibilities.
The strengths and weakness of someone looking at a new career path would have to be carefully considered so that the energy of the person can be channeled appropriately.
Your dreams and aspirations cannot be sidelined as they help determine the rate of speed you will run in life and with your career.
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