When my boys asked this question during their high school years, I often found myself responding: "That's a great question. I have no idea." Formal education becomes more personally relevant when young adults have a personal WHY. That's a smart start to life.
While it happens at different times (junior year in high school in our house), the feeling of overwhelm IS going to happen. Knowing how to keep it simple helps keep that stress manageable.
"Only you can answer that" is often the response from overwhelmed career counselors who don't have time to provide personal coaching and career counseling. (the average counselor to student ratio is 430:1 in high schools and 2,917:1 in colleges, according to the American School Counselors Association and NACE, respectively.)
Teens+young adults need to learn early the importance of owning their career. In fact, the latest in personal purpose research shows that building this mindset early is critical to lifelong happiness.
The Bygge method (bygge: Norwegian "to build") supports a continuous learning/growth mindset applied to career development for teens and young adults.
Learn more at www.byggecareer.com.
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