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Whatever career (or backup career) you decide is right for
you, there's likely a course at TAFE NSW that can help you achieve
Unsure of what's the right job for you? Pondering the following
should help clarify what kind of career you should pursue.
Do you want to make lots of money? Become famous? Help others? Create
something? Be honest with yourself about what your desires are then
realistically appraise the likelihood of satisfying them in the career
you're thinking about pursuing.
careers are relatively high-paying jobs, but it involves three or
four years of living on a modest wage and not having a lot of time
free for anything other than work or study. Likewise, all worthwhile
jobs require you to make sacrifices in terms of committing to training
and possibly earning very little while establishing yourself. Make
sure you have an accurate idea of the challenges you'll face breaking
into an occupation and, once again, be honest with yourself about
whether you're up for doing what's necessary.
The harsh reality of the labour market is that the more desirable a
job is, the harder it's going to be for you to get it. So, for
example, even if you've decided that being an actor would satisfy your
desire to be creative and that you're willing to be a penniless drama
student for several years, you also need to ponder whether you're
willing to spend the rest of your working life furiously competing in
a flooded labour market for scarce, insecure and often poorly paid
If you're willing to take your chances trying to make it into a
glamour profession, it's often a good idea to also put some effort
into training for a good ‘day job'. (Did you know Harrison Ford worked
as a carpenter while waiting for his big break in Hollywood?)
Whatever career (or backup career) you decide is right for you,
there's likely a course at TAFE NSW that can help you achieve your goals.