PLEASE excuse me: My answer is not meant to be cynical, offensive or insulting. However, my answer is truthful and honest.
Everyone “wants to have his/her cake and eat it too“. I was the exact same way. Its human nature. No one wants to work for minimum wage. Before he/she even picks up a broom to sweep a floor or empty a trashcan, he/she wants to be "THE Boss". Everyone wants to be CEO or Chair the Board.
It doesn’t make any difference what kind of career or business you have or want to have: EVERY BUSINESS, is a “people business”. EVERY CAREER is a “people career.” AND EVERY PERSON “has to pay her or his dues.”
To merely say or write “she wants a good paying job now that shes out of highschool and going to college however she cant think of one. Ones that could pay 9-10 dollars an hour or more would be great. She has to find out what it is she wants. Is it fair to make other people responsible for her happiness or unhappiness? What excites her? What stimulates her? THEN find out about those things.
Here’s the same answer I provide for everyone:
The EXACT same Qs each of my mentors asked me, I’m asking you.
IN RETURN: YOU MUST BE HONEST WITH YOURSELF:
Who knows you, better than you? No one - except Y-O-U! YOU!
Who Knows your habits better than you? No one - except Y-O-U! YOU!
Who Knows what your needs, wants, dreams and desires are better than you?
No one - except Y-O-U! YOU!
Who knows what you like and dislike better than you? No one - except Y-O-U! YOU!
BEFORE you make that investment in time for a career or using your money to make an investment for a return on your money or a profit, Investigate.
BTW, when the following is done AND done right - it works!
There are two old sayings:
A] "The only stupid question is the question you don't ask."
B] "So, you thought --- and think --- education is expensive? Just wait until you try ignorance."
Ask questions of knowledgeable people.
Remember this: When you are in a group and you or someone else asks a question; that question being asked could be a question one or more folks have on their mind, BUT are afraid to ask.
DON'T be afraid to ask questions - and keep asking questions until you get understandable answers to your questions. This requires persistence and tenacity.
Will some folks think you're a pain in the neck [and another place]? Absolutely. Don't settle for
"fluff" answers or "smoke and mirrors" answers.
After getting ALL your questions answered to your satisfaction, HOW do you make your decision?
Benjamin Franklin developed a very simple, yet very effective system.
You can use more than 1 sheet of paper for one career or one type of investment.
You can take as long as you like.
You can take as little time as you like.
You can simply ignore this.
This is your career and your life you’re getting answers to and about.
Sit down in a very quiet place. No TV, radio or any other interruptions or distractions.
At the top on a blank sheet of paper, write the situation/challenge/problem you are faced with:
Should I/we do .....? After the question, draw a vertical line down the middle and a horizontal line across the top of that vertical line - much like a very large upper case "T".
On the left side of that middle vertical line, write "For" or "+".
On the right side of that middle vertical line, write "Against" or "-".
Under that +, number and write down ALL those things or points which could help you to go FOR that question.
Under that -, number and write down ALL those things or points which could help you NOT to go or Against that question.
Do the same for any and all other careers your interested in pursuing. You can switch back from sheet to sheet and from + to - and then from - to +.
Look at the numbers between all of your sheets: When the + outnumber/outweigh the -, do it. When the - outnumber/outweigh the +, don't do it.
Thank you for asking your question. I enjoyed taking the time to answer your question. You did a great job - not only for your information, but for every other person interested in reading my answer.
If you look at my Sources, you’ll see what I did and what I’m doing. I had a ball! I had fun! I met and worked with all kinds of wonderful people. I worked with a few not-so-nice people too. I‘m having a wonderful time being here on Y!A!
I wish you well!
[Yes this is my last name.]
The terrific, inspiring books I read, mark-up and make notes in.
My wonderful family.
Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America ["The C.I.A."], New Haven, CT campus.
Over 26 years in the food & beverage business.
In the real estate business over 33 years in Pennsylvania.
Currently trades options - on-line.