Think of what you do well or not so well, what unique ressources you can draw on, and what others see as your strenghts and weaknesses.
What do you like to do in your free time ?
Look at your school bag : is it organised or not ?
Are you shy, loud, practical, intellectual, creative, leader, follower or persuader?
Know your goals in life: for example, if you like to help others, you can become a social worker, a psychologist, a nurse or a doctor.
Think about what success means to you (make a list of past accomplishments that really made you feel worthwhile)
Get proper information on the career you want to do: talk to a person who is doing the profession you have chosen (don't be shy, people are happy to give advice) or look for info on internet. Ask your mentor to help you to meet the right people.
Some questions to investigate :
1.The website "Careerhelp" is run by the SA qualifications authority, which offers free career guidance
SMS the word CAREER to 31022 along with your full name and contact number - they will call you within 36 hours OR phone the free helpline during office hours at 0800-21-26-41
3. Boston city campus - you first reply to 101 questions on a computer, which advises then on what you should study. Then you see a counselorfor about 10 min - There are Boston campus in Orange Grove (247 Louis Botha - 011 640 49 75), Randburg (318 Oak av, Amaryllis center, 011 789 69 45), Braamfontein (011 339 21 53) and CBD. Book for an appointment