You're never too young to start thinking about what career path to take and you're never too old to change paths. No matter what, you need to find a job that'll make you happy. Otherwise, you'll be miserable five out of seven days of the week. That's no way to live, which is why every girl should set these career goals for herself:
1. Don't Settle for a Job You Dread
Even if you can't seem to land your dream job, you at least need to find a job that you actually enjoy. It's mentally unhealthy for you to wake up in the morning dreading the day ahead of you. Your career is going to take up a good chunk of your life, so you owe it to yourself to follow a path that you will make you happy.
2. Make Enough Money to Survive on Your Own
Money isn't everything, but it's important to make enough money to be able to take care of yourself. You should aim to save up enough to pay for your own apartment, your own food, and your own nights out. When you do, your newfound independence will make you feel amazing.
3. Don't Let Work Get in the Way of Love
While work is important, you can't let it become your entire life. You still need to make time for your friends and family. It's perfectly possible for you to have a high paying career while having a healthy relationship with a boyfriend and friends. You deserve to let loose every once in a while, so rearrange your schedule to fit some fun into it.
4. Get a Promotion
Once you find a job that you can be proud of, it's time to work on getting a promotion. Put in all of your effort to show your boss that you're capable of handling more responsibility. Not only will your promotion look amazing on your resume, but it should also give you a pay increase, which can't hurt.
5. Make Friends at Work
Some people like to keep their personal life and their work life separate. Even if you're the type who would never hang out with your coworkers outside of work, you should still aim to make friends. You don't have to text them 24/7. You just have to be friendly to them, and have fun chatting by the water cooler, so your day will go by faster.
6. Update Your Resume
It's time to polish up your resume. The more skills you have, the more employers will want you to work for them. If you don't have any special skills to add to the document, then you should research them online or take classes to build your talents. Even if you have a good job right now, you could always get a better one, which is why you should update your resume.
7. Become a Mentor
Once you reach the top of your career, it's time to give back. Find an intern that you can take under your wing and show them the ropes. Help them achieve their dreams.
Your career will play a major role in determining how happy you are with your life, which is why you shouldn't settle for anything less than the best. What's your dream job and your current job?