The following article was written by Catlin Purvis and published by FE News..
It’s the dreaded question for youngsters who are set to finish secondary education — ‘Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
At the time, the question can seem horrifically broad and for some, difficult to answer. People tend to fall into two categories at this stage of life. The first category is made up of people who know exactly where they want to be in five years’ time.
They see their 21 year-old-self as living in a nice house (rented or otherwise, we all know the score when it comes to the housing situation right now), with a dog, a significant other, and starting out in a career they’ve dreamed of since they were able to comprehend the idea of money.
This category of people are the envy of the second category of people, also known as ‘the majority of us’. For the majority of us at 16-17 years old, five years seemed like a long way away, and maybe you’re in that position right now.
While winging it and hoping for the best is not the best course of action, don’t fret if you don’t have a solid plan yet. Start by breaking the bigger problem down into smaller tasks, the first one being: what do you enjoy?
Finding a career in something you enjoy might sound like simple logic, but many people forget to consider it later in life. Working in an area you enjoy not only makes your job fulfilling, but it also means that when tough days show up, you’ll have more passion to get through them! Read more