If you’ve reached the point in your life where you are repeatedly hearing the question, “So what do you plan to do when you grow up?” and you think to yourself, “I’m too young to be thinking about that” or “I have no idea,” then it’s time for you do the work of identifying your True North.
Your True North is what you feel is your purpose. It’s what drives you. It’s your passion. And when you take your True North and combine it with what you could know about your learning patterns, WATCH OUT! Because now you can assess the world differently from your peers and be successful.
When you know about learning patterns, you can start exploring careers in a whole new way.
Take construction. It’s more than just putting on a hard hat and rivet gun. You could be an engineer, a project manager, or a draftsman. Each work field is full of job opportunities that can fit your learning patterns. You just need to know how to look for them.
Our skills book Career Explorer is an excellent starting resource for those of you in middle school and high school. As the title says, you can explore careers in a whole new way.
Taking Charge! takes career exploration one step further. This 32-page book walks you through “decoding” job descriptions to understand the learning patterns a job requires. Taking Charge! also walks you through resumé writing and preparing for an interview. These are must-have skills in order to find your True North.