Evaluate Your Options
All Careers Start with a Job
Sometimes you just need a job. It’s how we pay the rent, buy gas, and get the groceries. But when evaluating your options, also know
- The job is how we generally get medical insurance and a retirement plan.
- We spend half our waking hours on the job, so the pleasures (and displeasures!) of work are important considerations.
- Work can be an investment – giving you experience, skills, and contacts that improve your options down the road.
Get a Skill
Be able to do something an employer (or customer) will buy
There are all types of skills. You can get a skill at school, from a hobby, or a job.
If you get a job, you’ll be working on sort of team. So addition to “work” skills, you need skills that make you productive on a team.
Try Different Jobs or Careers When Young
You'll Learn & Make Better Long-Term Decisions
See what these jobs offer, and where they might lead.