Transcript for How can I turn my passion into a career?
More than anything, the majority of young people want a career that aligns with the things they’re passionate about.
As the saying goes “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”
So how can you take what you are passionate about and turn it into the career of your dreams?
Start with the big picture - what are your interests? Are you passionate about cars, animals or even gaming?
Ask yourself - what kinds of skills do you have in these areas? And finally, what kind of jobs are available? The key is to find the sweet spot where passion and opportunity come together.
You might love gaming but it doesn’t mean you can only aim to be a professional gamer.
Your skills might be more suited to being a game designer, a 2 or 3d artist, a programmer or even an audio engineer.
There’s lots of different career paths available in the fields you’re interested in - start researching & talk to your careers adviser about new opportunities on the horizon.
Next, ask yourself what kind of life you want in 5, 10, 20 years’ time, and work backwards from your destination.
A vision of your future will help you take the right steps to get there.
Write clear goals, create an action plan for each goal, visualise yourself accomplishing them and make sure you celebrate your successes.
Once you have a good idea of the area you want to work in, why not test the waters and get some experience?
Talk to your Careers Adviser about doing work experience.
Or if you already know the path you want to take, get a head start!
Through the Educational Pathways Program you can complete a pre-apprenticeship or pre-traineeship course through a Group Training Organisation, or GTO.
GTO courses let you explore an industry while gaining practical skills.
They can lead to school based apprenticeships and traineeships, vocational education, or even direct employment.
A school based apprenticeship or traineeship can be a great way to get practical skills, and a qualification in your area of interest, and set you up on your dream career path.
The great news? 78% of Vocational Education and Training graduates are employed after training.
This is compared to 69% of bachelor’s degree graduates.
Your passions won’t just lead you on a fulfilling career path, they’ll also help you cope with challenges and feel more in control of your future.
So, remember, create your own luck and you can turn your passion into a career you’ll love.
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