Who cares what you do in high school?
Actually, your future employers will care. A lot.
Check out what Maryland businesses said in a 2001 survey:
- 60 percent of companies said they need better written communication skills than they see in most job applicants. 57 percent said the same thing about problem-solving skills.
- 74 percent said that everyone they hire must have basic computer skills.
- Nearly half said they check the high school records of job applicants. So there's close to a 50-50 chance that they'll check yours.
Think about what you do in school now.
It's how you'll be judged later!
So ... How can you prepare yourself ?