Throughout the 12 years of education (grade school, middle school and high school), they didn’t really teach us about how to prepare for the real-world. We learned the basics such as mathematics, history, reading, writing and English plus other classes with information we most likely did not retain. We were given “elective” classes, but none prepared us for adulting. I believe it’s important to the learn the basics, but I also think it’s important for our education system, especially high school, to incorporate classes that help prepare us to succeed in the real-world. We were taught to think inside the box. Learn the basics and find a job. Not so much out-side the box such as finding out what you’re passionate in, setting goals and the importance of self-care and self-investment. Everything we know now about adulting (paying bills, overcoming obstacles, paying taxes, self-investment, making money) we taught ourselves. It should not take us until we’re in our mid twenties or early thirties to know and understand how to succeed and operate in the real-world. If you are feeling lost or undecided on your career or future goals, It’s OK… many people are on the same boat. We were not prepared for the real-world. Below are a few helpful career and business venture quizzes to help spark ideas for yourself - invent your future!:
#1: What Career is Right for Me?
The test is composed of four brief sections covering your:
SKILLS: What are your personal strengths and weakness?
INTERESTS: What sorts of activities and subjects do you find interesting?
STYLE: What style of work environment are you looking for?
VALUES: What values are important to you in your ideal career?’
#2: What Kind of Business Should I Start?
“So you’ve decided you want to start a business. Now what? Where do you even begin? This 8-question quiz can point you in the right direction and provide you with information and guidance to get started on your own business venture.” (Rivier University)
#3: Princeton Review Career Quiz
There are 24 total questions about your skills, interest and values. Decide what answer best describes YOU.