The introductory campaign will start soon, a hot and such a difficult time for both the graduates themselves and their parents. The years of schooling are behind us, and it’s good if the Unified State Exam is passed with high scores. But even in this case, many are faced with the question - where to go? As practice shows, a considerable percentage of high school students know what they want to do in the future, but there are also those who find it difficult to decide even after the last call. We have prepared useful tips for you to help you get through a difficult period.
10-15 years ago, there was a real boom in legal and economic specialties. They were immensely popular, while there was a shortage in schools and technical schools. And what is the bottom line? The labor market turned out to be overflowing with “managers”, “lawyers” and “financiers” who could not find a job and were forced to go where they had to or retrain. And all because the choice was made in favor of the prestige of the university and because of illusory ideas about future work.
Graduates and parents who want to help them choose the right path in life should pay attention to the demand for the profession they like. Recently, the Ministry of Labor provided information on the maximum paid work in Russia. It turns out that the highest salaries are for automotive engineers and welders (from 100 thousand rubles), specialists in operations in the interbank market and drillers of blast holes (from 95 thousand rubles), specialists in the integration of cloud applications, business analysts and specialists in modeling heat treatment processes (from 90 thousand rubles).
Such is the data, surprised? Moreover, the department emphasized that the demand for these professions exceeds the supply and they can be called promising. Experts on job search sites note that IT specialists, auditors, collectors, business consultants, marketers, PR specialists, logisticians, crisis managers, sales managers, medical representatives and dentists can count on decent earnings in the country. Such are the things. It remains only to decide on a wide variety and make the right choice. Perhaps a cheat sheet from "experienced" will help you.
Answer key questions
Before submitting documents to the university of dreams, the applicant should honestly admit to himself how important money is in his life. There are professions where you have to work hard for an idea rather than for material reward. And this does not suit everyone. You also need to understand how much time a young person is ready to devote to work, what schedule will suit him, whether he likes constant / rare communication with people, is he ready for business trips, etc.
Consider son / daughter abilities
Most parents often turn a blind eye to the mental abilities, skills, health status, character and desires of the graduates themselves. But it will be difficult or even impossible for a constrained person to work with clients or in the field of PR every day, while an active and emotional person will quickly get bored with office work. If a teenager knows mathematics very well and has developed logical thinking, he may well try his hand in technical directions, but the humanities are not allowed to go there.
Do not chase the prestige of the university / profession
It is a huge mistake to focus only on a loud name. Brands have firmly occupied a niche in our lives, and some parents want to boast of a sonorous university where their offspring studies. But what really matters is how hard the student tries. And whether he really likes the chosen job. It is not a fact that the institute far away from the world, where you send it, will provide more valuable knowledge.
It is also wrong to believe that there are “shameful” professions. Some people think that in our age of high technology development it is a shame to be a seamstress, hairdresser or cook. At the same time, truly talented professionals always and everywhere are worth their weight in gold. Who knows, maybe your son will turn out to be a designer or stylist with a six-month appointment, or he will become a chef and receive a Michelin star. Or maybe more than one.
Don't push the teenager
Applicants experience a very serious psychological stress. Often, they themselves do not fully understand what they want, and due to their age they are not yet very well oriented in the matter of choosing a profession. But the worst thing that parents can do is make them walk on the "beaten track" and believe that they always know best what is best. Don't want them to blame you over the years for not living the life they dreamed of? No pressure, gentle advice is all it takes.
My neighbors are very wealthy people, they work in the justice system. The wife is the prosecutor, the husband is the judge. Of course, they saw their only child as a graduate of the most prestigious university, which cost them dearly. You could buy good housing in the capital.
And now, after five years, Vassenka handed mom and dad a red diploma and went to work … as a comedian. They were taken aback, but could not do anything. By the way, he is a good humorist, often appears in popular TV shows and, apparently, does not regret his decision.
Yes, if your heir is smart, capable, independent, he may well get a diploma from a good institution and a good profession. But try to think ahead - is there an opportunity for self-realization in your locality or is a move planned. If it is excluded, it is important to understand whether specialists of the chosen profile are required in your city, where, for example, there are not enough doctors or teachers? And there is not a single company that needs programmers?
Yes, sometimes there is an option of remote employment, but it will not be superfluous to try to "look" into the future and understand whether the knowledge gained will be useful where you live, or if you will face huge competition. Or unemployment. But locksmiths, electric and gas welders, electricians, builders, drivers, carpenters and plumbers are needed everywhere and always. Maybe it makes sense to look at them?
Find out the cons of the future profession
Is a teenager planning to become a teacher? Let him observe what techniques teachers use to convey information to students, and gain communication skills with children. Want to be a doctor? Let him sit in line for an appointment at the hospital, talk to patients and listen to their complaints. Planning to become a web developer? He must have perseverance, be extremely attentive and be ready to spend hours sitting, buried in the monitor. Dreaming of a career as a journalist? Then he needs to quickly find a common language with strangers, be able to collect information and beautifully, and most importantly, competently, express his thoughts.
In general, strength and patience, dear parents. The choice of a child's profession should not be taken as a matter of life and death. Often, you can change it or choose an adjacent one. The main thing is your moral support.
Even a red diploma from the best university does not guarantee employment at all. As, in fact, the fact that on the third course my daughter will not leave the disgusted medical institute. Or, being on maternity leave, he will not decide to go into the beauty industry and will be engaged in manicure. Or he will understand that he wants to work in another field and at the age of 40 he will go to get a new specialty. And what? It's never too late to learn.