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How to Choose a Career

This something we all agonize over in those last couple of years of high school, and as teenagers with no experience of the real world, we are ill equipped – both mentally and from a knowledge standpoint, to make such a decision. It’s really quite absurd that parents put the pressure on their children to make such momentous decisions, but it’s probably not something that’s going to change anytime soon. This is why I’m going to help make things as simple as possible so you can gain some kind of sanity and certainty of what the next step should be for you after you graduate from high school. It really begins with two simple questions: Continue reading →

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The Big Reality Check

“You take the blue pill, you wake up and believe..whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes”.

Most career advice given to people over the last 40 years has been misguided at best and downright dangerous at worst. The West was caught in the grip of a “follow your dreams” craze that is only now just beginning to end. I want you to watch the below video, then watch it again.

Take it in and really internalise it. This is the reality of the job market, and indeed the world for young people leaving school now. In this utterly awful economic climate, there are far more people looking for jobs than there are actual jobs. And not just by a small margin. I live in Australia which has been relatively unaffected by the GFC – nevertheless thanks to poor government business profit and confidence is at an all time low. I’ve applied for jobs recently that had over 750 applicants for a single position. The recruiter only knows how many of those people were actually qualified for the position, but if you assume only 1/7 of them were, you’re still at a less than 1% chance of getting the job (in terms of pure numbers). Continue reading →

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