Modern Career Advice for Kids

by ParentCo. June 01, 2015

School is too focused on “education leads to a job.” This is not true anymore.
The reality is the average person has 14 different careers in their lives and the average multi-millionaire has seven different sources of income. So anything that is “one-job focused” will create a generation of kids that will learn the hard way that life doesn’t work like that.The world changes fast. The jobs I do now didn’t exist when I was 13. And the jobs she will do don’t exist now. So learning how to learn is more important than memorizing facts.
Source: Hard-Core Career Advice For A 13-Year-Old | TechCrunch


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