Is your child having a hard time deciding what’s next? Choosing a career path can be difficult for anyone, but having support can make it a little easier. Here are some things you should encourage your child to think about as they embark on their journey into the workforce.

Think About What Excites You
Ask yourself about how you can convert activities you enjoy into a career. It is important to be passionate about what you do, so think about what your dream job would be. After that you can begin to research the steps that will help you get there.  Remember: when you dedicate your time to something you enjoy, you have a better chance of excelling in that field.

Observe The Skills You Have
No one knows you better than yourself. So when choosing a career, take your skills into consideration. Begin to pay close attention to how you react in certain situations and think about what environments you work best in. It’s also helpful to ask people that know you best what they think your best skills are. Identifying them together is key to a successful future.

Gain Experience
It is smart to remember that any experience is good experience. Having an internship will help you better understand what skills you have and what you enjoy. Did you find yourself just coasting through or were you eager to learn more? Follow your gut instincts on this one.

Ask for Help
You don’t have to do it on your own! Seeking a career coach can be very helpful for people in the early stages of their career. They can help you narrow down your ideas and jumpstart your process of finding a job!

There are career coaches for everyone. Debra Solomon, autism life and career coach helps young adults with autism and other learning disabilities identify their strengths and weaknesses to help find a job that best fits them! For more information about Debra Solomon’s coaching practice, visit her on the web