Help me!

ImageHi! I would like you to help me! 

I school we are supposed to chose a mentor.  A mentor who is going to help me to get a sight into the working life. 

The thing a want to get help with is what kind of profession I should chose.

I know you´ll say “It´s for you to decide what you want!” Well I don´t know what I want!

So please, help me out.

 

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9 comments

  1. benjimanphillips · August 14, 2013

    Hi there! I don’t think I know a lot about this myself, seeing as I dont have a job lol, but (choose something creative, its the most fun probably) then add to that and explore/experiment with the field.

  2. Chris Jalufka · August 14, 2013

    Best thing to do would be to find a mentor that owns their own business, any business, to get an idea of how that works. That will help you out no matter what path you choose. Best of luck!

  3. abirami · August 14, 2013

    what r ur hobbies? what is the one thing in life that you like most? the answer would help you to choose a career 🙂

  4. Samantha Nicolette · August 14, 2013

    Research the most in demand careers and choose the one you love. Make sure its recession proof!

  5. pierrmorgan · August 14, 2013

    Obviously you are talented at photography, painting, color and composition – maybe you’d like to explore something in the design field. Graphic Design. Advertising. Product Design. Fashion Design. You could pick one or two design firms in your area and go in asking to “interview” them. Tell them you’d like to find out about what they actually do, the different skills required of people working there. People love to talk about themselves and their work. You might ask how they got into design. Maybe they’re needing someone to intern for a while on a job coming up or one they have going right now that requires some simple tasks that you might be just right for, to get your feet wet, and help them out.

    I have a ‘job’ out in the world, one day a week. I call it “Morganize.” (Morgan is my last name.) I love to organize things. I work at a lighting design firm that always needs things put back in their place after the designers come in from installing or meeting with a client about new lighting products. Everyone likes having things put away so they can find them again, but no one can spare the time (or really wants to :o) needed to do it – they’ve got to get back to the computer or that mockup job, or a phone call. That’s where I come in.

    In the process of being around all the lighting parts, from tiny springs to large metal fixture housings, I’ve been learning a new language and getting an understanding of a career I didn’t know anything about before. I wouldn’t want to be a lighting designer, but I sure have a better appreciation for lighting and notice the quality of light and color in my own living environment and out and about.

    I charge per hour and come in when needed. I’m my own boss, choose my hours, who I work for. I have a business license to freelance and I pay taxes like I would if I were on someone’s payroll. I’m providing a service for which I get paid and people appreciate so much – I mean they LOVE what I do – it makes me feel great. Valued.

    So pay attention to those little things you love to do, simple things that make you happy. Especially things you did over and over as a child. I worked puzzles – all kinds. Morganizing is exactly like working puzzles. Just has bigger pieces. But gives me the same satisfaction when all the parts fit together in a pleasing way.

    I know you’ll find yours.
    Best of luck!
    – Pierr

  6. rgdole · August 15, 2013

    find something you can be happy doing… something that your skills can be easily used towards… like I love books… I’m good with keeping things organized… so I chose to go to college to be a librarian… just need to find something you can be happy with… because believe me… doesn’t matter how much money you may make… if you’re not happy eventually you’ll hate going… learned my lesson on that one…

  7. johncoyote · August 17, 2013

    A mentor is a important person. They give guidance and recommendations. You need to decide your life. I told my kids. Do what you love if possible. I don’t enjoy my job, but I enjoy the work schedule. I work four nights as a night manager and get four days off for my writing and the family. I believe education, education and more education. Don’t rush to work. You will work till you die. Travel, have fun and test life. I would try many things. We are natural at certain things. Good luck, be safe and have fun.

  8. erickeys · August 26, 2013

    Here are some career ideas to kick around: Demonic shadow, evil clown, homeless mystic, dilettante, obscuritarian, archivist of imaginary books.

  9. Argus · September 12, 2013

    Serendipity aside, as the RN leadership courses used to teach: “Nothing comes without order and planning”.

    Other’s say “If you don’t know where you want to go, that’s where you’ll end up”.

    I often quote: “A goal is a dream with a deadline.”

    Develop any skills you have for public speaking (for passing knowledge and/or instructions clearly to others). Leaders are the better rewarded; and most often rewards come from what you know and can do. The ability to socialise is a great asset, and always aim high.

    Your English is good enough for me to advise from the great playwright William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, where the character Polonius is advising his son Laertes who is about to sail off overseas—

    LORD POLONIUS
    Yet here, Laertes! aboard, aboard, for shame!
    The wind sits in the shoulder of your sail,
    And you are stay’d for. There; my blessing with thee!
    And these few precepts in thy memory
    See thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue,
    Nor any unproportioned thought his act.
    Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.
    Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,
    Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;
    But do not dull thy palm with entertainment
    Of each new-hatch’d, unfledged comrade. Beware
    Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in,
    Bear’t that the opposed may beware of thee.
    Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;
    Take each man’s censure, but reserve thy judgment.
    Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,
    But not express’d in fancy; rich, not gaudy;
    For the apparel oft proclaims the man,
    And they in France of the best rank and station
    Are of a most select and generous chief in that.
    Neither a borrower nor a lender be;
    For loan oft loses both itself and friend,
    And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.
    This above all: to thine ownself be true,
    And it must follow, as the night the day,
    Thou canst not then be false to any man.
    Farewell: my blessing season this in thee!

    —there are subtleties (and it’s in archaic English) but very sound advice. If you wish I can translate—?

    Good luck~!

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