Today I was hit by a time-marking truck. My son turned seventeen, he’s in his last year of high school. It barely seems like I’ve been out of high school myself!
In thinking back to the advice I got at his age, I would tell my son something different. There is no such thing as job security anymore, so choose to do what makes you happy. The job you want may not be in existence yet. Go to school to learn work ethic, keep your mind and options open for the future. Better yet, create the job you want!
If you have children that will be or have graduated from high school recently, what career advice are you giving them? Has the economy or the instability of jobs changed your views?