Warning: I am about to get passionate on this subject, I just got finished reading some awful advice on a forum and I need to set some things straight. This article is meant to inspire career seekers, and hopefully be reinforced by experienced professionals. The following is advice on how to decide what career path to take:
I am absolutely sick and tired of parents, professionals, websites and teachers convincing young professionals that their dreams and ambitions are not suitable for today’s market. The post I just read online was a high school senior asking for career advice. She confessed that she loves journalism and reporting, and does it every chance she gets. She wrote that she has heard that the job market for this career is declining rapidly. Her inquiry was to find out what she should do.
- “Yep, its true journalism and reporting jobs are on the steady decline, I wouldn’t advise you to take this career path.”
- “Despite whether or not you can get a job in journalism, it doesn’t pay worth anything. I recommend you switch careers to make more money.”
Are you serious? My turn….
If you consume yourself with reports and data on which career to choose you might as well throw in the towel now. We can only speculate on which jobs will and won’t be here in the future. The point I want to make is that it isn’t about how much money the average Joe makes, or the guestimates of you landing a career in the field you want. You shouldn’t be concerned with the job you land, but finding ways to channel your passion into something you can be successful in.
In this scenario, I will assume the previous commenters are correct in thinking journalism is dying out as quickly as CD players. Start with analyzing what you are passionate about. If she is passionate about speaking, being heard, and others grasping on to her every word, then she must pursue those passions. This young individual could start a blog, a YouTube channel, she could make a fortune with her own website; you get the point right?
Pursue your dreams, leave out the statistics, and please people- develop daily,
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