It’s OK for young people to be unsure of their plans.
You want a teen to be in “discovery mode” for a few months or a few years. Everyone makes decisions at their own pace (how many adults do you know who are still trying to “find themselves?”). Help your teen find the information and resources they need when they need it to move through the discovery process and make decisions.
The World of Work has changed.
Your teen is not preparing for the same job market that you stated to work in. Technology, economic factors, and other things have changed the workplace in recent years. Encourage your teen to find out about what employers expect from job seekers today, and how to prepare for future careers.
Resources from the Job Seekers Guide:
- Is a Job the Same as a career?
- Match your interests to occupations
- What are career clusters?
- Make your goal-setting plan
Also from DeniseMpls:
- 3 Steps to Help Someone Find the Right Career
- Back-To-School Advice For Teens
- Advice To Teens Gets Personal