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Choosing a Career Path

Choosing a Career Path
Posted By: Shauntae Jordan on June 25, 2012

One of the most important decisions you will make is your choice of a career. This
decision is important because our world is constantly changing. The jobs of the future will require more education and training than ever before. The better prepared you are, the
greater your chances for success.

To choose a career that fits your goals, dreams, and expectations you will need to ask
yourself: What kind of career have I always wanted? Why?

Find out what it is you love to do, and then find out what kind of jobs and careers
are available in that area of interest.

Envision Your Ideal Job

Describe below your ideal job. Do not rule out any options because you think it is
impossible or impractical to achieve them. (Although we cannot all be professional
basketball players, we can discover why we want to be professional athletes.)

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Now list the characteristics of your ideal job that make it appealing to you. For
example, if your ideal job is in advertising, think about what it is about that kind of
work that appeals most to you.

Be very specific.



Ask yourself the following questions:
What activities make me feel good about myself?
What gets me excited?
What did I want to be when I was young? Why did
this interest me?
Which interests have stayed with me for a long time?
Which activities make me feel confident?
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Summer Activity:

Think of two or three different career paths that interest
you. Call the ****, Bureau of Statistics, or your state
employment department to research the future of these careers. These
agencies regularly analyze all types of careers and predict their future
existence and the demand for them in years to come. Share your
information with the class. 

If you would like more additional tips, resources, or a life strategist visit: www.smjspeaks.com or tweet me: @smjspeaks.com.

It is time for you to "Get Out the Passenger Seat of Your Life & Drive"

Shauntae M. Jordan, MBA
Coach J Blogs
Life Strategist, Empowerment Coach & Author
www.smjspeaks.com
*Resource: McGraw Hill Publishing

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