Career inspiration for teens

By Fiona Ralph

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Serenity Sola, co-creator of Facebook page Keeping Up With The Solas, one of seven talented teens featured in Viva this week. Photo / Richard Robinson.
Serenity Sola, co-creator of Facebook page Keeping Up With The Solas, one of seven talented teens featured in Viva this week. Photo / Richard Robinson.

Drawing from her experience in career coaching, corporate recruitment and student advisory roles, Heather McAllister's book Who You Are is What You Do (Beatnik Publishing, $24.99) provides inspiration to teenagers starting out on their career path.

Heather McAllister's career planning manual Who You Are Is What You Do from Beatnik Publishing. Photo / Supplied.
Heather McAllister's career planning manual Who You Are Is What You Do from Beatnik Publishing. Photo / Supplied.


Our pick of her wisest words:

• Your career won't be a set pathway - in fact, rather than a journey, you could view it as a big jigsaw puzzle where you put in the bits as they come to hand.

• Follow your interests and passions. As you grow, develop and change, your goals and dreams may develop and change as well.

• Knowing what your values are is useful when choosing where you want to work and who you want to work for.

• Keep your options open and look forward to the choices you will make about your future - enjoy being the author of your own story.

• We get to choose what we do and who we become - we are the CEOs of our own lives.


Read about Facebook sensation Serenity Sola (pictured above) and other top teens here.

- VIVA

* Thank you to all those who entered our competition to win a copy of Who You Are is What You Do. This competition is now closed.

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