When it comes to choosing a career, people are given all kinds of awful advice, including: “Choose the prestigious career, choose the career that will give you the most money, Choose the safe path “A job is just a job, Work isn’t meant to be fulfilling. We spend hours each week, doing what you love makes life much more fulfilling. It’s imperative we do a good job of guiding and encouraging our children in their quest to their career.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO HELP YOUR CHILD CHOOSE A CAREER.
1. DISCOVERING OF YOUR CHILD STRENGTHS AND PASSIONS
Always Encourage your child to visit a career counselor, when designing career path. It’s very beneficial to take a variety of assessments and look for patterns among the results. If your child is interested in a career that doesn’t appear to line up with their natural strengths, that doesn’t mean you need to immediately rule out that option as a career. Instead, brainstorm how your child could bring their innate strengths to that field. The perspective and strengths in that field could allow them to make a very unique, strong, and valuable contribution. Having a great understanding of their innate strengths will enable you to help them maximize these strengths.
2. HELP FIND A MENTOR FOR YOUR CHILD
Seek a positive, encouraging role model for your child. If your child shows strong interest in a certain career path, help your child find an inspiring mentor in that field. Having a great mentor can fuel your child’s career aspirations.
3. EXPOSE YOUR CHILD TO A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES TO SEE THEIR INTEREST
Always give your child opportunities to try new activities Expose them to nature, the arts, science, travel,people.. there are so many opportunities to enjoy together Pay attention to what piques their interest. If there is a subject, they are curious about or they shows excitement toward encourage them to learn more about that topic. Oftentimes, the decision to choose a certain line of work comes gradually, as people continue to explore their interests more deeply.
BY AJAYI OLUWASEUN