Some of my ESL clients know exactly what they want to do for work, and they are doing it. I work with men and women who speak English as a second language, and they have found meaningful work here in the U.S. as teachers, financial analysts, caregivers, and small business owners, for example.
I also work with individuals who want to find enjoyable employment, but they don’t know which career is for them. These are talented people who happen to speak English as a second language, but they are no different from my native English-speaking friends and acquaintances who also struggle with the question:
Which career is for me?
I’m here to tell you that there is no shame in not knowing, and you are not alone.
In fact, I understand the desire to find meaningful work all too well. This deep desire to find work that inspires and motivates me has prompted me to try many different career paths until I finally found a career that I feel passionate about.
Trial and error, in my opinion, is a critical component when it comes to choosing a career—especially if you are a person who has many different interests.
Uncertainty = Opportunity
Not knowing your next career step is a great opportunity, especially for people who speak English as a second language. It’s a chance for you to research possible career paths and a chance for you to practice and improve your English skills as you explore your options.
It's a chance for you to get honest with yourself about what you personall