Checking that it is the right choice for you

If you are not sure about the types of jobs that you or your friends come up with, you need to do a bit more digging.

Go to visit places where those jobs are and talk to the people doing those jobs. If you think you do like to work for an airline, go and visit the airport and soak up the atmosphere. If you think you do like to work with landscape gardeners, visit a garden center and chat to the staff. You will almost always find that people are happy to talk about their jobs. 

If it is impractical for you to turn up at their place of work, get in touch with the trade body or association that looks after people who do that line of work. For example, if you think you may want to train as a veterinary nurse, type “veterinary nurse association” in to your favorite internet search engine and give the association a call.

In talking to the various people you meet, you may want to ask questions such as:

-“How did you get into this type of work?”

-“How do you spend your time on a daily basis?”

-“What do you most enjoy about it?”

-“What frustrates you about it?”

-“What sort of training did you need to do to get into this career?”

BY talking to enough people, you should be able to decide whether a particular type of job or fieled of interest really is sufficiently exciting for you to pursue.