Saturday, July 16, 2016

Make Different Career Choices



Are you looking for solutions to answer the question "How do I make different career choices"?

Use our three career discovery steps to make right career choices.

Step One: Get a Clear Career Goal

The first step in making career choices is setting a career goal.

In order to set a career goal, you have to take inventory of yourself to determine what you can offer an employer.

You need to –
  • Build awareness, knowledge and understanding of our strengths, interests, abilities, and skills
  • List your ambitions, values, education, and experiences
  • Determine your job preferences –job duties, salary, geographic location, and work conditions

Step Two: Explore Career Options

 In order to make a career choice, you will need to career exploration resources to gather the following occupational information –
  • Labor market
  • Work industries
  • Companies, organizations, or agencies
  • Specific careers
Use online career exploration resources to identify potential careers.

 Step Three: Overcome Career Roadblocks

When you are trying to reach your goal, there may be obstacles.  You solve career problems by completing the following steps –
  • Identify educational and career planning obstacles
  • Create solutions or courses of action
  • Set achievable goals
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Commit to reach our goals

Problem solving should take into consideration personal interests, skills, values, and financial resources. Big problems are broken down into smaller, more manageable steps. Achievable goals result in the production of new competencies, attitudes, and solutions.

As an individual, you:
  • Set, formulate, prioritize, and rank goals
  • Clearly state our vocational interests, abilities, and values
  • Derive plans or strategies to implement the solutions
  • Make a commitment to complete the plans
  • Understand decision-making processes
  • Evaluate the primary choice
  • Consider a secondary occupational choice, if necessary

Decision-making processes include:
  • Develop a career plan
  • Identify potential occupations
  • Selecting appropriate educational programs
  • Figuring the costs of educational training
  • Considering the impact of career decisions.

Step Four: Execution
You execute your career plans when you use different strategies –
  • Reality testing
  • Social Media
  • Job Search Strategies – Resume Writing and Interview Preparation

Reality Testing
While implementing and, you translate vocational interests, abilities, and skills into job opportunities. You do reality testing by implementing the following strategies –
  • Informational interviewing
  • Networking
  • Job shadowing
  • Internships
  • Part-time employment
  • Full-time employment
  • Volunteer work

Social Media and Networking Tools
 Networking can help you validate your career choices.  You can use a variety of social media tools to learn and connect with professional associations and potential employers. Major networking social media tools are –
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin
  • Facebook
We are specialists in career social media.

Ready to assess your interest and skills...

Monday, July 04, 2016

What is your code?

How do your interests relate to potential careers and possible college majors?

Are you an Artist Creator, Conventional Organizer, Enterprising Leader, Investigative Thinker, Realistic Doer and Social Helper?


Artistic Creator

 












Artistic Creators like to -

  • Write stories, poems, or other creative writings
  • Enjoy the arts, theater, and dance
  • Play musical instruments
  • Like to paint or sculpt
 Facts about Artistic Creators -
  • Characteristics: Complicated, Original, Impulsive, Independent, Expressive, Creative
  • Strengths: Uses imagination and feelings in creative expression 
  • Potential Careers: Artist, Musician, Actor/ Actress, Designer, Writer, Photographer
  • Possible College Majors: Art, Theater, Graphic Design, Music, Journalism, Communication

Conventional Organizer














Conventional Organizers like to -
  • Put things in order
  • Attend to detail
  • Handle things in a systematic manner
  • Desire to be efficient
 Facts about Conventional Organizers -
  • Characteristics: Careful, Conforming, Conservative, Conscientious, Self-controlled, Structured
  • Strengths: Orders activities paying attention to details
  • Potential Careers: Accountant, Banker, Editor, Office Manager, Librarian, Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Possible College Majors: Business, Accounting, Management

Enterprising Leader













Enterprising Leaders like to -
  • Manage people and projects
  • Persuade, take action, set goals
  • Work well in groups
  • Sell products and services
Facts about Enterprising Leaders -
  • Characteristics: Persuasive, Energetic, Sociable, Adventurous, Ambitious, Risk-taking
  • Strengths: Leads, manages, and organizes
  • Potential Careers: Manager, Producer, Lawyer, Business/ Marketing, Executive, Entrepreneur, Principal
  • Possible College Majors: Pre-Law, Business Management and Administration, International Business, Political Science

Investigative Thinkers
















Investigative Thinkers like to - 
  • Like to invent or research
  • Solve problems
  • Work with ideas
  • Use computers
  • Love knowledge
Facts about Investigative Thinkers -
  • Characteristics: Analytical, Intellectual, Reserved, Independent, Scholarly, Judgmental
  • Strengths: Works with abstract ideas and intellectual problems
  • Potential Careers: Biologist, Chemist, Historian, Researcher, Doctor, Mathematician
  • Possible College Majors: Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Pre-Medicine, Mathematics, History

Realistic Doers


















Realistic Doers like to -

  • Like working with tools or machines
  • Prefer to work outdoors
  • Enjoy playing sports


Facts about Realistic Doers -

  • Characteristics: Frank, Practical, Focused, Mechanical, Determined, Rugged
  • Strengths: Manipulates tools, Possesses mechanical, manual, or athletic ability
  • Potential Careers: Craftsman, Fitness Trainer, Optician, Policemen, Fire Fighter, Physical Education Teacher
  •  Possible College Majors: Justice Studies, Fire Science, Athletic Training, Martial Arts, Corporate Fitness, Physical Education


Social Helpers



Social Helpers like to -

  • Like to teach and serve
  • Are good listeners and communicators
  • Work well in groups
  • Show empathy

Facts about Social Helpers -

  • Characteristics: Helping, Informing, Teaching, Inspiring, Counseling, Serving
  • Strengths: Interacts with people, concerned with the welfare of people
  • Potential Careers: Teacher, Clergy, Coach, Therapist, Nurse, Counselor, Sociologist
  • Possible College Majors: Nursing, Counseling, Social Science, Education
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