What age should you be when you decide your career path?
How many careers is it ‘ok’ to have?
Who says you need to have it all worked out? Some people don’t know what they want to do until they are in the 20s, 30s, 40s… even 50s. And navigating the path to the right career can be tricky. But what if there was a way to try out a range of careers you’d love to explore to set you on the right path?
Emma Rosen didn’t really know what she wanted to do for a living. After spending time working 9-5 in a desk based role she decided enough was enough and she’d take the time to explore a range of jobs she felt would suit her to understand what path she was suited for. She sought to do just that with her project, 25 before 25.
Her aim was to try 25 careers in different industries before her 25th birthday. She’s been a photographer. A farmer. Worked in archeology. She’s also experienced being a travel writer, a movie extra, and has dabbled in politics.
Aimee, whilst on-set filming Careercake’s latest online career courses, spoke to Emma to learn about her radical sabbatical. Watch the interview with Emma and Aimee to learn about the different careers she tried, what she learned and what you can do if you’re considering a career change yourself.
Deciding the right career amongst all the careers available is something all too relevant for people.
The project’s aim, whilst to promote career fulfilment and advocate for more diverse career education, was and is to inspire others to have the confidence to make a change if they are not happy or simply don’t want to settle for what’s considered the norm.
Some of the key lessons we learned from Emma:
- Work experience isn’t just for 14 year olds.
- You don’t have to have it sorted by a certain age.
- Do what you love.
- Look at what you enjoy and what you are good at, and make a list of 10 potential careers that could offer this.
- Use your holiday entitlement to try out a new career to see if you like it.