Thinking about what you’re going to do in life can be a daunting thing. How many times have you been having a conversation with a friend about careers, only for one of you to say something like “I’ll worry about that when it comes around”? Planning ahead for your career is really the only way to find a job that you can see yourself doing for a long time, as well as finding one that will make you happy. While we are young, and developing a view of the world, we have an idea of what we want to do based on our experiences of these jobs; I always wanted to be a fireman as they seemed strong, brave, and valued members of society. I often read blogs of parents of young families and think about what measures they have in place for their children to achieve what they hope to.
Once they have this idea they may wish to influence their children, or help them to plan ahead, and then thinking about what to do at college or university becomes an easy option. Too often people go to university with no idea about what they want to do with their lives and either end up dropping out, or completing a degree that they have no interest in, this means a waste of time and a lot of money. It can put your life back a number of years as you then waste time thinking about what you wish you were doing.
The important thing is to do your research, and of course the internet is the perfect place to test this. If you’re looking to investigate abroad then you’ll be well advised to buy IP address from a VPN service which will allow you access to more resources in that country.
It will make a huge difference, not only will you be able to make a more informed choice. You can also get many more ideas than might be available from your immediate circle, investigate foreign colleges and Universities. See what they offer and how much they cost, sometimes studying in a foreign university might be cheaper than you think and it offers other chances for personal development.
Planning ahead for college or university will save you time and money, as well as meaning that you will have more years in a job that you actually want to be doing and that will make you happy.
Colin Hanson: Nomad Articles, British IP Address, 2012