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Crunch time is coming. We’re on the back half of 2011 and you need to make some decisions about your life. You need to know how to choose a career on South Africa. Whether you’re in Matric applying at Universities for 2012 or at University realizing that back in Matric you really didn’t have a clue as to what you wanted to do, or more importantly – who you wanted to become – there’s always time to review how exactly it is you go about mapping the rest of your life.
But wait, before we tell you what your career guidance counselors and parents have already told you, you should know about what they aren’t telling you. Watch this video on the state of things here in the 21st Century:

Sufficiently scared? Or are you more excited than words at the prospect of living in these exhilarating times. We hope you’ll join us here in the excited camp. Why? Because now, more than ever the world truly is your oyster and you can do whatever you want with it.
Which brings us back to square one. What do you want to do with it?
There are four helpful ways to determine which is the right job or career path for you.

1. Take an Aptitude Test.

2. Take a fun Career Quiz (once you take the pressure off, you’re more likely to find the right fit for you as opposed to what you think should be the right fit)

3. Good old fashioned research into careers and their respective immediate and future options. Check out our Career Guide to see what kind of money you could make off different careers.

4 Take a look at your financial options and get the best bang for your buck. We’re talking Bursaries, Loans and Scholarships.

The best advice we can leave with you is don’t rush into any major life decisions without first weighing up the pros and cons and talking to someone you trust. We’ll help you fill in the blanks, but also don’t get too bogged down by all the pressure. It’s never too late to start over either.
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