OK to not know what you want to be when you grow up.
Rather than be hard on yourself about this, accept you are
in a period of transition, and go forward. As time progresses,
your path will become clearer. As people are in more pain,
it becomes easier to take action.
2. Be aware that
the first two years following college graduation are the
hardest especially for those not going on to graduate
school. The loss of your peer group, withdrawal from college
world, dispersal of friends, stress of entering the world
of work are all reasons.
3. Use the first
year of graduation from college as a year of exploration.
Even though most graduates will be working, there is still
time in the evenings to take classes, volunteer, or do an
internship. I worked with a 24- year-old woman who participated
in a triathalon for the leukemia society and it spurred
event-planning as a career.
4. Take assessments
to give you more insight into yourself. The most important
places to pay attention to are natural aptitudes, skills,
interests and values. Assessments are available in all these
areas. People cannot assume they simply know these areas
about themselves are like a CAT assessments SCAN
they will reveal information at a deeper level.
5. It is difficult
to go forward in todays economy without further education.
However, it doesnt necessarily have to be a higher
academic career (masters, Ph.D., law). Many people are getting
a certificate or another bachelors degree from an
art or technical school. Some popular certificate programs:
Xray or ultra-sound technology, paralegal, interior design,
English as a second language.
6. It is better
to continue working than to go back to school unless you
are fully committed and certain what you want to study.
Dont spend time or money on programs you are uncertain