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Everyone loves a visionary, that person who sees the next big thing in business, technology, entertainment, you name it. They even become household names: Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Steven Spielberg.
But being a visionary isn’t just about innovation and revolution. It’s a skill you can apply to your own future. It lets you set up a career and college path to your future success.
Establishing a Career and College Path
The first thing you need to do is consider careers that interest you. Will those jobs be hot in 5 years? 10 years? 20? Many of today’s jobs weren’t even around 10 years ago, so examine market trends. Some traditional jobs will be around for a long time – doctor, teacher, engineer, etc., while others are disappearing. And many others are cutting-edge and growing rapidly. Find stable or growing fields.
Take personality tests and career assessments to determine your interests and abilities. This points you to jobs where you’re a natural. Can you see Bill Gates doing anything but working in computers or Steven Spielberg making anything but movies? Follow your talents and interests and then use the following tips to establish your future career.
Make Your Career Vision a Reality
Edison struggled endlessly when developing the light bulb, finally concluding that he knew “1,000 ways not to make a light bulb.” The same is true with you. You will encounter adversity – a difficult class, a change in career interests, or an internship you couldn’t get. Don’t give up. Adjust your plan as you need to – just make sure that you know what you want and how to get it by the time you start college. Not changing majors or colleges can save you a bundle.
And remember, getting your college and career selection right when you’re only 18 will definitely make you look like a visionary.
See everything RSC can do to help make your vision come true here.
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