In the article I read “Career development strategies for teens” it gives you very important information to use as a guideline. The article states that at this point in a young adults’ life the main thing to do is get an education. While in school you gain useful skills that will help you when searching for a job. Some of these skills are communication skills and being able to work with others. Another thing that should be done at this age is participating in internships or doing volunteer work. These programs will give you and up close and personal look at the career involved. This way you will be provided with necessary information such as what skills are needed and if you have to receive any special on the job training. This way the person will be able to evaluate the situation and determine if this is a job that they really want before taking unneeded courses.
When taking the time to sit down and write out a career plan, it is important that the person remembers not to make it a life long plan. Making a plan for the rest of your life is not good because things change and different events cause things to happen. The best way to solve this problem is to write a five-year plan. This way you can actually visualize how things may turn out. It is essential that a young adult keep in mind to balance the expectations in their life. In order to do this you should listen to the advice of the people around you and at the same time remember to follow your own path. This way you will be able to create a balance between the expectations you set for yourself along with the expectations of others who are important to you.
Most importantly a young adult must remember to live life the way that they feel. It is not necessary for you to feel tied down to any situation. When a person uses these tools to set a career plan they are left with something that they can live by and stay committed to.