How to find the right job
Deciding on the right job is not that easy. But with our tips on career guidance, you can quickly get closer to your dream job.
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The reason why career guidance is so important:
Graduation is getting closer and closer, but you don't really know which direction you want to take. What professions are there and which one best reflects your interests? After school, many paths and professions are open to you - no wonder you have so many questions and can't see the wood for the trees. But that's exactly why a good career orientation is important, because if you have a good career orientation, you won't be confused by the many different options, but will know where you stand and what you want to achieve in the world of work.
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How do you find YOUR job? There are many different career guidance services that you can use. But you should first start with yourself, because there are many ways to find out which jobs suit you best.
Our tips for finding your dream job:
The most important thing about your job? It should suit you and be fun. That's why it makes sense to look at your hobbies and interests first. Are you sporty, creative or musical? Are you committed to working with other people, children and young people? Or do you like to work with the computer? In addition to your interests, your hobbies can also provide valuable information about your skills and qualities.
School subjects are also a good guide for choosing a career. It is not only the grades that count, but above all which subjects you enjoy and where you find learning particularly easy. However, you should only refer to the subjects themselves and not to the teachers, because maybe you actually enjoy a subject or you are good at it, but you just don't get along with the teacher.
Part-time jobs offer the best opportunity to assess whether you really like a job. Therefore, think about what practical experience you have already gained, which professions you were able to get to know, whether you liked the work or not and why this was the case. If you have not yet had any real practical experience as a pupil, it makes sense to look for a part-time job.
Here it comes, the obligatory question about your strengths and weaknesses. But actually, these give a very good insight into your possible suitability for a job, so you should definitely address them. These include points like: Are you articulate and extroverted or are you more of an introvert? Are you more of a thinker or a doer? What are you particularly good at or not so good at? Are there situations in which you feel uncomfortable? Which activities can you not imagine doing in your future profession? You should be able to answer all these questions. It also makes sense to ask your parents or friends about your strengths and weaknesses, because often the assessment of others is somewhat different than your own self-assessment.
You should also consider your health when choosing a profession. Do you have allergies or intolerances that prevent you from working with food or chemicals? Or are you afraid of heights, so that training as a roofer or scaffolder is not an option for you?
You have long since found an interesting apprenticeship profession for you, but it is not being trained in your region or you do not have all the prerequisites for it? That's not a bad thing, because there are plenty of occupations where you can do similar work and which you simply didn't know about before! You can find similar occupations, for example, in the section "Occupations by field of activity".