How perfect to end the month with Halloween and a topic of Scary Times. If you are a junior or senior in high school or a senior in college you are facing scary times. There is enough uncertainty in the world to create plenty of anxiety in those who are in pivotal transition points in their lives.
Actually, anyone who is trying to make decisions about college and career direction is facing scary times. But you can reduce the stress by arming yourself with tools that enhance your decision-making and place yourself in better positions for opportunities.
In a time when information is a key to success, resources can be your most important tools. Here are some key resources for you to pay attention to regularly:
1. Athletes in any sport – www.collegesportstrack.com – a terrific resource for understanding the college sports recruiting experience and communicating with coaches to secure your opportunity. Hans writes a great blog with specific information. Bookmark it!
2. College bound students and parents – www.sat.org – a must for registering for the SAT, pacing yourself with a prep program, practicing with their Question of the Day, and they are usually the first indicator of college cost increases. An underused resource. Bookmark it!
3. Anyone thinking about career opportunities – www.bls.gov – a wonderful resource for looking at trends of jobs, sectors of employment and demographic availability of employment. Another underused resource. Bookmark it!
Scary times can be made less frightening when armed with effective tools. Knowing your options, how to manage them and knowing more about yourself enables you to make more effective decisions and capitalize on opportunities. Need a great resource to learn more about yourself, choosing a college, college major or your career direction? Contact me.