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Antonela TedFan

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What can you suggest to the teenage world, based on your mistakes and experience?

I am a 17 year old with English as a second language. Recently, I have been asking questions to myself, questions that are making me think ahead in the future. I have been trying to answer these questions, that are mostly related with choosing colleges, finding jobs, the purpose of my life and goals, what motivates me and what my beliefs are. I also believe that these might be questions that every teen asks, but what I really want to know, is you sharing an experience when you were a teenager, and examples of "how did you find what you stand for", without doubts and questions about life, that are a result of the lack of experience.

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  • Jun 6 2012: mmm if I could go back and make the choice again or if I where to advise someone in your position I would do the following:

    Make a list of all your hobbies and interests then find one or two jobs that fit within that interest.

    Just having that should give you a better idea but if you really want to know how it is to do that job you'll have to ask.

    You could try approaching a few companies that are know for jobs in the fields you're interested in and ask them if you could tag along with someone for a day.

    This will show initiative and true interest in a job and I think most companies will be happy to help. You will probably end up with a few business cards and a friendly request to contact them once you finish your education.

    But above all, don't give up on your dreams. Regardless of what everyone says follow your heart and do something you truly enjoy.

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