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James Malinchak’s Get To Know Occupations Now

“I was going to be a doctor because my sister was a doctor. I interned in a doctor’s office when I was a teenager and learned that I hated it.” -Stephanie Carolla

A huge part of your life will include your career. Do you have any idea what you’d like to do when you are out of school? You’re not alone. I’d bet that 90{1c74626021d9c5a8d5059ea98d64b8f290317673ada7d772ef8a992974ff6973} of the teenagers in America have no clue! You have to start getting a clue, now! You’re not expected to know what will be your career for the rest of your life. But you do need to begin researching certain careers. Why? Your life will revolve around your career. You’ll most likely work five days and 40 hours per week, 235 days and 2,040 hours a year, and about 7,000 days and 80,000 hours in your life. I bet you never thought of it like that.

How many times have you ever heard somebody say, “I hate my job.” You do not want to be in a situation where you hate going to work every single day. You may be asking about how you choose a career? You start by identifying what makes you happy. Identify the career that makes you happy, so you will get a clear idea of what you might want to do after school.

Ask yourself the following two questions. They’ll help you to decide which career will make you happy:

1) Which career excites and energizes me?

2) Which career will make me feel most fulfilled?

Once you start to identify the career that makes you happy, make a commitment to yourself to go after your ambition. Don’t listen to those who try to dissuade you. Lots of people dream of working a particular job or in an industry. Very few accomplish their dreams because they listen when others tell them that it’s not possible.

You have the ability to pursue and land any career you desire. Do not listen to those who try to discourage you. These are probably the precise people who have never, and will never, have the career they desire. Just because they have not done it, they think that you cannot. They are wrong!

You have to start laying the foundation now. “So, how do I lay the foundation?” you ask. It’s effortless. You have to start interning in the Real World. Work with your parents or teachers to arrange for you to go into different businesses to work for a day, week, month or even the whole summer. You’ll get an inside look at what it’s like to work in that career. You can’t get this experience in a classroom or from a textbook. You’ll see what you like and dislike.

Tuleen Middleton is age 16 and lives in Los Angeles. Recently, I received a telephone call from Tuleen. She wanted to visit my office for the day to find out what it is like be a Stockbroker. I was extremely impressed that she had taken the initiative to ask if she could intern for the day. Naturally, I agreed.

Tuleen learned about various investments, how the industry operates and how an investment firm operates their office. One thing that fascinated me about Tuleen is that she carried a notebook the whole day. As we discussed particular areas of the industry, she would take notes. Additionally, she asked a lot of thoughtful questions.

Tuleen’s internship provided her with valuable Real World information that just can’t be learned in school. Internships is going to bring you experience, improve your communication skills, and build your contacts. Make sure to put your contacts in your address book, and keep in touch forever!

My very first internship was the result of somebody I knew from an early age. My first internship brought about my second internship which resulted in my first job offer out of college. Take the initiative to intern. It’s a small price to pay now, for a big payoff later when you enter into the Real World. You just never know where it might lead!

James Malinchak, Showcased on ABC’s Hit TV Program Secret Millionaire, is known as by many professionals as the World’s #1 Big Money Speaker Coach and Trainer. For Free Video Trainings concerning how to get paid to speak and the way to be a effective presentation skills, try visit our website and learn more.