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    So anyone got any suggestions for jobs I would like:
    Currently I enjoy languages and economics and maths, like working with animals(not sure about that as a job though), like baking(but maybe could get bored if I did it every day), want to help people but not sure that counselling is for me(I get too involved with people's problems and it affects my mood), I also like kids(but again not sure if I'd enjoy that kind of job day in and day out). So really I'm at a blank. One thing's for certain though- no 'office' jobs for me!
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    (Original post by DeepInTheMeadow)
    So anyone got any suggestions for jobs I would like:
    Currently I enjoy languages and economics and maths, like working with animals(not sure about that as a job though), like baking(but maybe could get bored if I did it every day), want to help people but not sure that counselling is for me(I get too involved with people's problems and it affects my mood), I also like kids(but again not sure if I'd enjoy that kind of job day in and day out). So really I'm at a blank. One thing's for certain though- no 'office' jobs for me!
    Honestly, it's really hard to tell you a job you will like (you may like a job at first, but then begin to despise it). What I suggest you should do is, if you are planning on going to uni is to go on Prospect and see what job most degrees will lead to; and then maybe to go on YouTube and watching some videos related to those jobs (there are many).
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    Do you need to worry about jobs now? Are you at school? If so get some work experience to find out what you enjoy. Good luck
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    (Original post by DeepInTheMeadow)
    So anyone got any suggestions for jobs I would like:
    Currently I enjoy languages and economics and maths, like working with animals(not sure about that as a job though), like baking(but maybe could get bored if I did it every day), want to help people but not sure that counselling is for me(I get too involved with people's problems and it affects my mood), I also like kids(but again not sure if I'd enjoy that kind of job day in and day out). So really I'm at a blank. One thing's for certain though- no 'office' jobs for me!
    Get informal work experience in all the areas you've listed and try to speak to as many people in each of these areas as possible too.

    I wouldn't fully write off office jobs either

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    Thanks for your answers guys. Keep them coming please
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    Make a list of everything you enjoy doing. Make it thorough. Everything from academic subjects you enjoy, individual topics (maybe you hated History but liked learning about the Tudors for example) and hobbies.

    Take said list of absolutely everything you enjoy and try to extrapolate additional things from it. If for example you said you liked working with computers or liked IT at school work out which bits really interest you. Could be programming, or game design, or digital art and so on. While you're doing this you may come across some things that you've never tried but are interested in. Running with the IT example maybe you want to give robotics or programming a try. Make a separate list of all these things you could be interested and want to try. At some point try these things because you'll need experience for the next step.

    Once you've got a list of things you enjoy doing look at them as a career. I'll go with the baking example. There's a few different things you could do here. You could own a local bakery, work in a large chain bakery like a supermarket and so on. A small number of the things you enjoy won't be realistically compatible with a career. Maybe there's a certain sport you like but it's unlikely you'd end up playing professionally and making a living from it. Some may not even be clear what they offer. Maybe you like using social media, such as Facebook. While you can't have a career on Facebook you could have a career in social media marketing, running social media for a company and so on.

    Hopefully you now have a list of potential careers from things you like. If it's a long list feel free to cut it down a bit. Look at the top things you enjoy doing. Now go through the list and consider if you'd want to do these things daily, maybe for 10 or 20 years. Keep in mind that while you may like doing something you may not necessarily enjoy it if you had to do it. If for example enjoy playing piano but would not be at all interested in becoming a musician. It's a hobby and nothing more. Hopefully from your list you'd find something you enjoy enough to keep at it as a career.

    If not take a look at the main subjects you enjoyed and start googling what careers they offer. Something like languages for example is super varied. Interpreters can be in demand everywhere. Maths and economics on the other hand go very well together. There's likely to be a number of careers you won't have thought of so Googling around helps. Talking to career specialists is also useful.

    Finally if you don't find anything, don't worry. Not every career is something you'd think you'd be interested in. Maybe your ideal career has absolutely nothing to do with any of these things. Maybe that dream job is just a job you really enjoy doing. Maybe you get a part time job in a supermarket and decide you'd want to run your own store one day.

    The important thing is to try things and expose yourself to as many careers as possible. Go on job sites and search through open jobs. Look for something that leaps out at you and research it more.

    Good luck
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    (Original post by DeepInTheMeadow)
    So anyone got any suggestions for jobs I would like:
    Currently I enjoy languages and economics and maths, like working with animals(not sure about that as a job though), like baking(but maybe could get bored if I did it every day), want to help people but not sure that counselling is for me(I get too involved with people's problems and it affects my mood), I also like kids(but again not sure if I'd enjoy that kind of job day in and day out). So really I'm at a blank. One thing's for certain though- no 'office' jobs for me!
    You probably won't like any job. Most people arn't massive fans of their jobs.

    If you can find a job that you can just about tolerate, you're winning at life, imo.


    Better to focus on being happy with family, relationships and living a good life.

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    (Original post by Acsel)
    Make a list of everything you enjoy doing. Make it thorough. Everything from academic subjects you enjoy, individual topics (maybe you hated History but liked learning about the Tudors for example) and hobbies.

    Take said list of absolutely everything you enjoy and try to extrapolate additional things from it. If for example you said you liked working with computers or liked IT at school work out which bits really interest you. Could be programming, or game design, or digital art and so on. While you're doing this you may come across some things that you've never tried but are interested in. Running with the IT example maybe you want to give robotics or programming a try. Make a separate list of all these things you could be interested and want to try. At some point try these things because you'll need experience for the next step.

    Once you've got a list of things you enjoy doing look at them as a career. I'll go with the baking example. There's a few different things you could do here. You could own a local bakery, work in a large chain bakery like a supermarket and so on. A small number of the things you enjoy won't be realistically compatible with a career. Maybe there's a certain sport you like but it's unlikely you'd end up playing professionally and making a living from it. Some may not even be clear what they offer. Maybe you like using social media, such as Facebook. While you can't have a career on Facebook you could have a career in social media marketing, running social media for a company and so on.

    Hopefully you now have a list of potential careers from things you like. If it's a long list feel free to cut it down a bit. Look at the top things you enjoy doing. Now go through the list and consider if you'd want to do these things daily, maybe for 10 or 20 years. Keep in mind that while you may like doing something you may not necessarily enjoy it if you had to do it. If for example enjoy playing piano but would not be at all interested in becoming a musician. It's a hobby and nothing more. Hopefully from your list you'd find something you enjoy enough to keep at it as a career.

    If not take a look at the main subjects you enjoyed and start googling what careers they offer. Something like languages for example is super varied. Interpreters can be in demand everywhere. Maths and economics on the other hand go very well together. There's likely to be a number of careers you won't have thought of so Googling around helps. Talking to career specialists is also useful.

    Finally if you don't find anything, don't worry. Not every career is something you'd think you'd be interested in. Maybe your ideal career has absolutely nothing to do with any of these things. Maybe that dream job is just a job you really enjoy doing. Maybe you get a part time job in a supermarket and decide you'd want to run your own store one day.

    The important thing is to try things and expose yourself to as many careers as possible. Go on job sites and search through open jobs. Look for something that leaps out at you and research it more.

    Good luck
    Wow thank you! This is really thorough and I'll be sure to do that!
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    (Original post by DeepInTheMeadow)
    Wow thank you! This is really thorough and I'll be sure to do that!
    Take it with a grain of salt, it's literally just something I made up on the spot. There's no secret method here or anything. No guarantee you'l get anywhere. Bits of it helped me when I was looking though.
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    Take it with a grain of salt, it's literally just something I made up on the spot. There's no secret method here or anything. No guarantee you'l get anywhere. Bits of it helped me when I was looking though.
    Thanks again. Yeah I know, I take all advice with a pinch of salt, because no-one is a professional But it was really helpful to hear all those ideas.
 
 
 
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