What Do You Want To Be?

carrer-direction_3“What do you want to be when you grow up?”  I suppose that all of us were asked that at one time or another.  You’ve probably asked a child that question yourself.  I’ve asked my kids and this coming up week, I’ll be asking again.  According to the Special Days in April list, this coming up week is “Explore Your Career Options Week”.

Below are the online resources that we’ll be using for our homeschooling lessons as we explore  careers, the steps it takes to get them, and how much money they are worth.

Bible Verses About Choosing A Career  http://www.openbible.info/topics/choosing_a_career

“If $ were no object, what would you like to do?” Good advice on choosing a career in a short video                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYNShs6I4HU

Free Online Career Test (higher grades and adults)  http://www.yourfreecareertest.com/

Investigate Careers: Description, Education, Pay       https://careerkids.com/pages/career-info

Mission Field Careers    https://team.org/opportunities

Military Careers  http://www.careersinthemilitary.com/

Here’s a look at how various college majors fare in the job market –  http://wtop.com/news/2014/04/best-and-worst-college-majors-for-job-demand-pay/

How To Build a Student Resume  http://homeschooltipsandresources.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-student-resume-part-2.html

Tips for Writing Your First Resume                                                  https://www.thebalancecareers.com/tips-for-writing-your-first-resume-2058744

Job Interview Tips  http://money.howstuffworks.com/business/getting-a-job/10-job-interview-tips.htm#page=0

10 Dirty Jobs That Pay Well                                                                               https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcfobzjjg58

15 Most Dangerous Jobs                                                                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_rFSeqFYcc

As homeschooling parents, we have an unique opportunity to encourage our children about their interests, and developing talents.   And, as the kids grow and mature, we can provide learning opportunities that are tailored to helping them prepare to use those interests and talents in their future, whether it be college, a vocation, military, ministry, or a just a job.   Though the question, “What do you want to be?” is what we may ask, as homeschooling parent’s we have one to ask ourselves too, “How can I help them become what they want to be?”

betty jo



14 thoughts on “What Do You Want To Be?

  1. Carol

    I agree about the unique opportunity we have as home educators in this area. I don’t remember anyone really being interested in exploring this with me in any meaningful way when I was at school.

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      I remember an assembly or two that the military recruiters, and someone from the local voc. school and community college came to speak. And one of the high schools hosted a big college and career fair. But that’s the extent of my memories. I don’t recall what it helped me with. We can do so much better that that, can’t we Carol?

  2. Sara

    This is a wonderful list of resources. We’re at the stage where the teens, my husband, and I are discussing career and college options. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      They truly are great resources. We’ve spent the whole week exploring career options, practicing interviewing skills, and working on student resumes. In fact, this may be our best study of the year. Thanks for the invitation to Finishing Strong. I’ll link the post up with you.

  3. Heather@ To Sow a Seed

    Great resources! I used a book of self-surveys with my first two kiddos as they hit middle school and found that it was a great directional tool for helping to plan high school courses as well as discern their direction. Wish I could remember the name of the book (it’s on my shelf somewhere). Love these links, and will be adding them to my arsenal!

    1. Betty Jo Post author

      Thanks for stopping by and for your comment, Heather. Haha, arsenal! I call important facts, some Bible verses, and a few sites my arsenal!

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