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What can we do to help young people decide what career to follow?

In today's world we are faced with thousands of career options. How can we equip young people to make good choices for their careers. What tools are available for career choices? What tools can be used in rural areas with little access to the internet? How can we as a global community help make career choice so much less frightening?

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    Apr 29 2013: One thing that might make career choice less frightening to those frightened by it is to discourage a strategy of putting all ones eggs in one basket, particularly early in ones education. That is, a good education should give a student the tools for pursuing a range of career options- the flexibility to make mid-course corrections, depending upon what sorts of work is available in the environment in which they find themselves and also what their strengths turn out to be.

    It probably does not serve young people well to seek early closure on the matter that precludes a later change of path.
    • May 3 2013: Thanks Fritzie. I agree with you here. Career choice needs to be a journey rather than a destination owing to the pace of change in the world. I am looking for tools/signposts to help them on this journey.

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