What will you do after completing the Leaving Certificate?

What will you do after completing the Leaving Certificate? This may seem like a simple question, but if you think about it, you will find that the answer is not as straightforward as you first thought.

Are you interested in pursuing a career in medicine, business, social studies, creative arts or design? Or like many others at this stage in the Leaving Certificate cycle, you may not have made up your mind yet.

Life is a journey of exploration and discovery and it is in most cases unrealistic to expect a young man at the age of 18 or 19 to set his vocation for life in the sixth year.

Young adults will probably engage in this reflection and decision-making process at least 15 to 20 times between now and retirement – ​​which in some cases can go far beyond age 60.

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Career options are likely to come up again and again in your lifetime. The decisions you make at the end of second level education will be the first important career choices you make, but they are not life-determining.

So, don’t get worried or distressed by this decision-making process right now, as you will face it again for the rest of your life.