What are the keys to effective Career Exploration in High School?
Career Exploration in High School
KEYS TO SUCCESS:
Don’t expect that teens will magically stumble upon a career. Use a good curriculum like our
This Career Exploration High School Workbook will not answer all your questions! Only God can do that. But, you can use this book to open your heart to what He’s telling you about your gifts, callings, and His idea about your future.Encouraging your teen to learn about himself.
Building on strengths and talents.
Explore ways to include talents in a future career. Being gifted musically doesn’t necessarily mean your child will make her living as a professional songwriter, but there are MANY careers in which musical talent is helpful.
Respecting weaknesses and “Eewww!” reactions.
It’s okay to dislike something and decide that a career that involves a lot of that activity is not worth exploring.
Trying things out in a low-expectation way.
Volunteering for a few hours one day is a smarter starting point than making a 3 month commitment to an unfamiliar arena.
Talking to God about it.
He knows our children better than we do. He knows our children better than THEY do! Prayerfully ask Him to direct your career exploration in high school. You’ll be amazed at the ideas He will give you and your teen!
Career Exploration might just be the most important element of your teen’s high school experience.
Is Career Exploration a valuable high school credit? Click here for more information.
Click here to read the U. S. Department of Labor’s recommendations for career exploration.
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