Build relationships with specific companies with goal of creating strategic partnerships. (Sales)
I am on the computer a lot. Email communication is very important to me. First thing when starting a project or job, I look for customers which is called prospecting. I enjoy this very much. Who can use my product or service? I organize that list and then work on a plan to contact them all. I am also on the phone a lot calling those prospects and qualifying them to see if they are willing to meet with me. Lastly, I am on the road a lot visiting these potential customers & following up.
In sales, you need to enjoy all kinds of people. You also need to not have any fears of people and talking to anyone. Basic sales and marketing helps too. When in High School, I took 3-4 ROP career classes trying to figure out what I would be good at. In sales, having a driven personality with a sense of urgency will often translate to success.
Here's the first step for high school students
Learn about yourself and explore your talents and interests. Volunteer for organizations that you are interested in. Then find a career path doing something you enjoy. Then it will not seem like work most of the time!
Most of the time, it's the company you keep. Change your social circle. Church/God helped me with this one!
Just went for it! Settled for a 2 year degree versus 4 year college.