It is normal to have doubts about the choice of future studies. The offer is very wide and it is difficult to know all the options. Be aware that it is essential to dedicate time and effort to make a good decision. Follow the following tips, they will help you:
1.- Be aware that a decision is necessary, but think that it does not have to be a final and irrevocable decision.
2.- It is important that you know what the most usual work of the professionals of each degree in the area that interests you. Research in your environment, on the websites of the universities or in the VET centres. Remember that there are other options such as music, dance, design, languages, sports, etc. If you want to prepare to access a public job you can present yourself to a public examination.
3.- Do an exercise in imagination: imagine yourself in 10 years working in the different professions that you are valuing. Take it seriously, imagine that you get up and go to work at one of your options or the other, imagine what you do throughout the day, the type of working conditions you have, etc. And be aware of how you feel in each case. Pay attention to your reason but also to your emotions and your body.
4.- Answer the Vocational Guidance Test by taking an interest and reflecting well on your answers. The Test offers you a complete individualized report with the most appropriate orientation to your personal characteristics and helps you make your decisions in a professional manner. You will get a report with the most appropriate orientation for you.
5.- Consult with your family, friends, teachers,… and reflect. Think that what they advise you is what they think would be best, but in the end, it is you who has to make the decision.
6.- List the options that you find most interesting and compare them with each other, assessing aspects such as:
- Real possibility of studying: intellectual capacity and capacity for effort, personal and emotional situation, economic conditions or distance to the centre, etc.
- Real knowledge of the type of work you will do when you finish your training. You may like the subjects to study but not the subsequent work.
7.- Find out well about all your options, do not trust “they have told me that…”, go to reliable sources, that is, to the Guidance Department of your centre, to websites of the Ministry or Ministry of Education, universities websites, etc.
8.- Rate all of the above and make a decision. Check with the Guidance Department of your centre.
Finally, reflect, value, and when you are sure, decide and act.