Or a teacher or an artist or a nurse or maybe you don’t even know what you want to be when you “grow up.” Because that is one of the toughest decisions you will ever make and there are so many paths to choose this is a good time for you to examine your options closely. Fortunately there are lots of resources to support your investigations.
If you have taken SDV100 you are probably familiar with Ginny and the Virginia Education Wizard. Some other websites that offer career advice and planning are:
- Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
- You can explore careers, plan your education and get tips on resume writing
- Occupational Handbook
- Also sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor
- Profiles hundreds of occupations
The library has books to help you sort out your occupational goals:
- What color is your parachute? : A practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers / Richard N. Bolles
- Life after the military : a handbook for transitioning veterans / Janelle Hill, Cheryl Lawhorne, and Don Philpott
- 150 best jobs for the military-to-civilian transition / Laurence Shatkin
- I got my dream job and so can you: 7 steps to creating your ideal career after college / Pete Leibman
And don’t get discouraged, just remember the words of Dr. Seuss:
“You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”
(Oh, The Places You’ll Go!).