As a member of Michigan’s youth, you have your whole future in front of you. But when it comes to employment or choosing a career, it can be tough to know where to jump in. It's always best to begin by setting a few goals. Start by asking yourself:
How much do I need to earn?
Can I afford to wait for the “perfect” job or do I need to take whatever comes along?
What kind of work do I want to do?
What may be some alternatives?
What do I absolutely not want to do?
Do I need more education or training?
Should I relocate to where my skills are more in demand?
Now that you have explored your strengths, preferences and limitations, you can begin to set some long-term goals. While it may take months to achieve your ultimate objectives, they can be achieved by setting and meeting short-term goals. Write down your goals and set deadlines so you can track your progress.