PART ONE: JOB SEARCH 101: METHODS, TOOLS & TRICKS
METHODS:CHOOSING A CAREER DIRECTION, FOLLOW YOUR PASSION, NOT THE MONEY
Before you can go after your dream job, you’ve got to have an idea of what it is. According to Anthony Spadafore, author of Now What? A Young Person’s Guide to Choosing the Perfect
Career, nearly 70% of mid-career workers believe they are in a job that’s out of whack with their talents and goals.
The best way to avoid finding yourself in a similar position is to have a clear career direction now, at the beginning of your work life. Experts suggest choosing a career based on your interests, passions, and strengths. Consider what classes have most excited you, volunteer experiences that have changed
you, and skills you’ve developed both in school and in life.
One smart strategy is to take a variety of classes, and find out which jobs might fit you best. Alex J., a Graphic Designer, told us that he came to his design career by “taking multiple classes and finding out what you really like”, “ruling out what I didn’t want to do”, and considering “where I’m going to be happy in the long run.” Alex sees himself staying in the design field for the foreseeable future.
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