The house is full again! Your son is back from Yeshiva, or your daughter is back from seminary. Amidst all the hugging and laundry, there’s a big decision looming that you’re both thinking about. And although he could just go for computers and she could just do medical billing, picking a career shouldn’t be a just go.
Let’s ask Faige Katz’s, a career coach and resume writer for over 15 years, for her top three tips.
1. ‘It doesn’t matter if the field is good, it matters if it’s good for YOU.’ explains Faige. ‘Yes, you can make a great parnassah in computers/accounting/nursing homes, but if doesn’t fit your skill set or doesn’t match your personality, you’re setting yourself up for failure. When working with clients, I assess their talents, interests, passions, and so much more. And when their interests line up with their abilities, well, that’s where the magic happens.’
2. It’s not about what your friends are doing. Each person is so unique, what works for your friend/sibling doesn’t necessarily work for you. Everyone is created with a specific set of talents and strengths, and has a unique background, set of experience, and family life—all in order to accomplish something different from each other. If your friend is going for nursing, and you can’t stand the sight of blood, nursing is just not your calling, and that’s ok!’
3. ‘Last thing I want you to know? There are so, so many careers and jobs out there that you never even considered! Whether you want to get a degree or don’t want to go to
college, there are so many opportunities for people to gain in-demand skills that will make you competitive in the job market. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of knowing what
they are.’ For instance, did you ever hear about Purchasing Manager? It’s a great field for someone who is ambitious and has a knack for contract negotiation but doesn’t want
to go to for a master’s degree. There are so many other ideas like that, but you just wouldn’t have necessarily heard about them.
If your son or daughter is ready to think about joining the workforce, why not help them find the career track that is best suited for them? With Faige Katz of Career 360, they’ll be fully armed with all the information they need to make the best decision. Faige works with her clients to help them find the best education, mentors, and job opportunities. ‘It’s a one-time investment that will help them long-term be’ezras Hashem!’