Making career decisions in matric can be overwhelming. To help you manage your current academics, while planning your future, here are some tips:

  • Develop your dream
  • Put your school academics first
  • Decide where to study or work
  • Think ahead
  • Plan your finances
  • Get help

Develop your dream

It is important that you know where you want to go. You should not only have a dream, but you should know how you are going to get there.

You can develop your dream by writing down what the steps are to achieve your goals. These steps will include improving your skills and finding the right education.

To find out how to plan for your dream career, click here.

Put your school academics first

As important as it is to plan your path ahead, it is crucial that you focus on your matric exams, so that you can achieve good results. Make sure that you don’t get caught up in all your future plans that you forget about your current academics.

Decide where to study or work

If you decide to study further, there are many possible places you can get a qualification from. If you are interested in gaining work experience while studying, a distance learning college is the option to choose.

Colleges to consider:

You could also obtain a qualification at a university or technikon.

If you decide to start working after matric, you could apply for an internship or an entry level job. There are ways to get a job without much experience. Here are a few ways to do so:

Read more here.

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Think ahead

Before you make any big decisions, you should consider questions, such as:

  • How many years will I have to study?
  • Am I ready to move away or should I rather study from home?
  • Where do I want to be in five years?

Answering all these questions will help you think about the details of your plans instead of just jumping into it.

Plan your finances

Whether you are going to study or work, you will need money. Make sure to apply for bursaries early in your matric year. You could also raise money for your studies or for other expenses, like accommodation.

Get help

It is advisable that you don’t try to plan your future all by yourself. Seeing that you have your academics to focus on, ask your parents or caregivers to help you find all the information you need.

We have many articles that will help you in your decision-making phase. Some of these include:

And many more!

Study at Bellview

Bellview Institute is a distance learning college that offers accredited career-developing courses. With us you can gain qualifications and skills while working at the same time.  

Our courses are designed to help you develop the skills you need to step into the professional world. Take a look at our entire course selection, here.

At Bellview you will receive many benefits, such as all year registration and assistance whenever needed.

We would love to hear from you. Contact us:       

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Author: Simoné Coetzee

Last Updated: 25 January 2021

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