One of the major milestones of life is that of Child to Adult and all that brings along with it including entering the workforce.
Our questions to you are: –
1. Are you ready for this?
2. Do you know what you want to do in life or are you struggling to find your path?
Don’t panic, if you are not ready for this or are struggling to find your path, you are not alone. It is very common for individuals to go through this transitional confusion.
In fact, it is not uncommon for an individual to believe they want to be XYZ, train for their career and then get into the position and find out it is not for them.
Over the course of one’s career, one has frequently spoken to people in your position and reassured them that what you think you want at the end of Year 10 or Year 12, what you train for after you leave school and what you end up doing at the age of 25 years + is often vastly different than the dreams and aspirations of a young adult just entering the workforce.
Why is that?
Perhaps you since investigating career options at school and or leaving school and exploring the real would you know and understand yourself in terms of your personality, likes and dislikes, career values, motivational factors and interests or perhaps you have started to assert your confidence, to listen to your interests and insight more than before rather than familial and social influences rather that yourself rather than outside influences and have subsequently decided to follow your passion.
The reasons are many but one perceives you get the picture.
In stating the above, it is possible for you to overcome your transitional confusion with a little help from a Career Counsellor; it will require some time and commitment on your part but positive outcomes can be achieved including self-assurance in knowing you are on the right path and are ready for work
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (2010 Version)
Katherine is the Founder of Blu Ripples, a Counselling practice in Sydney, NSW.
Initially commencing in 2003 as HR Aspects (Career Consulting Practice), Katherine rebranded her business to Blu Ripples in 2009 to incorporate Personal, Career and Workplace Counselling Services into her practice.
Katherine is a nationally registered Counsellor and a current Member of the Australian Counselling Association.
Before commencing her private practice in 2003, Katherine predominantly worked in Human Resources and Administration.
© 2011 - Katherine Foster T/as Blu Ripples
Updated 19 October 2023; Original Posted 7 Feb 2011
Katherine's Photograph: 2023