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 as if you did something 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. Your mentor may also be able to help you 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. Go to Universities "open days" and ask for advice
The career counsellor will check if it is the right job for you, based on your school results, aptitude, interests and personality.
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
5. Tshwane University of Technology (Pretoria):-012 382 5010
Interview free of charge - psychometric assessment and a detailed written report: R650