What’s your perfect job?
Unless you have a trust fund the size of Canada, sooner or later you’re gonna have to work for a living. If you’re unsure what you want to do, this might help you make your mind up.
It’s only a job, right?
Maybe, but it’s going to take up a huge chunk of your waking life, so it should at least be something you’re suited to. Imagine coming home every day from a job you hate, knowing that tomorrow you’ve got to get up and do it all again. Depressing. Avoid.
You don’t have to decide on a specific career too early on, but it helps if you know the rough direction that you want to take. Think about your interests and your personal strengths, and it will lead on from there.
What are you really like?
Take a long look at who you really are. Think hard about what interests you, and pay some attention to things you hate as well. How would you describe your personality? You might be shy, friendly, artistic, caring, outgoing, or technically-minded. Do the people who know you best agree with your view of yourself?
We all have our own personal strengths (such as good memory, physical fitness, organisation, or problem solving) and weaknesses (like a bad temper, fear of animals, not good with money, and so on). The trick is to find a job that makes the most of your strengths, and where your weaknesses do not matter too much.