In childhood and even later as teenagers, we do not think hard about how important such a decision is. We want to be pop singers, actors, actresses or even top sportsmen. As we grow up, we become wiser, gain more knowledge about ourselves and society we live in, and we gradually have an idea about what we would like to do and what job would be appropriate for us. We realize that finding the right job is a crucial step in our lives. We need a job in which we can make the most of our talent, as well as a job in which we can make enough Money to cover our living costs.
The time for this final decision to be made is during secondary school, between the ages of 16 and 19. We finally decide whether we want to do a manual job or a better paying job that requires more qualification. Young people nowadays want to be lawyers, economists, managers, computer analysts, teachers and doctors. But if you want to do any of the above mentioned jobs, you have to have higher education. And you have to work really hard to get the qualification that is required in these professions.
Apart from the proper qualification, you also need certain qualities or character traits. For instance, if you want to be a doctor, you need determination, patience, flexibility and sensitivity. You should be good at dealing with people and be prepared to work long hours – even weekends. On the other hand , a teacher should be friendly, good at dealing with people, good at explaining things and have a strong sense of fairness. A computer analyst must be good at using computers, think logically and be flexible, as well.
There are professions in which you need to have a special talent and determination. People like artists, photographers, designers and