Are You Relying On High School To Prepare You For The Real World?
When you graduate will you be able to find a job?
Can you survive if you lose your job? Will you have a retirement account to depend on in your golden years?
Success in today’s world is a little different than it was a few generations ago.
Back then, it was considered wise to become a salary or wage earner, and work a stable job from the moment you leave school until retirement. Success was measured by how long you stayed in the same job, and consistency and stability was the goal.
Then it changed to being all about working your way up, not worrying about the toes you may step on along the way.
Well things have changed yet again.
Now you will probably have at least four to five career changes over the course of your life.
To succeed today, you need to be good at finding the gaps in the market and paving your own way.
This is important to understand as you prepare for the future. You are growing up with a very different world view than your parents.
You want to be self employed, own your own businesses, and pursue creative endeavors.
And you are not alone. While some children still want a traditional job, 82% of high school students surveyed said they would like start a business someday.