Posted April 28, 2020 by Mark Perna
Welcome back to the #careerconvos series! We’ve covered your child’s preferred lifestyle and innate talents and abilities. Now, we want to explore a range of career opportunities that are connected in some way to your child’s strengths and interests.
Together, research a range of viable careers—paying special attention to less-common careers. To assist your research, I’ve listed several popular career research websites here, and no doubt there are many other resources out there.
Don’t let this come across as a chore; it can be an enjoyable experience if you make it fun. If you like, make it a competition to see who can find the most unusual career, the highest-paying career, the funniest-sounding career, the grossest career, et cetera. You can adapt these questions with your child:
You may find that your child feels overwhelmed with all the options and opportunities out there. That’s okay; this is all part of the discovery process. If the conversation gets stressful, table it for another day. You’re broadening their horizons (and maybe your own), one chat at a time.