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What is your job about? How well do you like your job?

Updated Sioux City, Iowa

5 answers

Kayla’s Answer

Hi Rhayana,

I work at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and accounting firm with locations all over the world. I work in the Tax department where we prepare tax returns for partnerships, corporations, and individuals.

Everyday is different but in general, I am mostly working at a desk on various computer programs. I get assigned work from people who are one position above me and they normally teach me how to do that task if it's not something I've done before. We are assigned to different clients and the work varies depending on the type and complexity of the clients. Sometimes we will go to the client's office to meet with them to discuss progress and any questions we might have or they might have.

My company also offers many perks and activities that motivate the employees and reward us for working hard. I like my job most of the time because of the people and the work environment. I don't mind waking up and coming here everyday because I know my work is appreciated and I get to learn new things and meet new people all the time!

Ken’s Answer

Updated Cleveland, Ohio

You will no doubt get some interesting comments from your query. However, you will find that the people who like their jobs the most are the ones who got to know themselves and their potential career areas well enough before making a commitment to assure that they were making a good match.

Getting to know yourself and how your personality traits relate to people involved in various career opportunities is very important in your decision making process. During my many years in Human Resources and College Recruiting, I ran across too many students who had skipped this very important step and ended up in a job situation which for which they were not well suited. Selecting a career area is like buying a pair of shoes. First you have to be properly fitted for the correct size, and then you need to try on and walk in the various shoe options to determine which is fits the best and is most comfortable for you to wear. Following are some important steps which I developed during my career which have been helpful to many .

Ken recommends the following next steps:

  • The first step is to take an interest and aptitude test and have it interpreted by your school counselor to see if you share the personality traits necessary to enter the field. You might want to do this again upon entry into college, as the interpretation might differ slightly due to the course offering of the school. However, do not wait until entering college, as the information from the test will help to determine the courses that you take in high school. Too many students, due to poor planning, end up paying for courses in college which they could have taken for free in high school.
  • Next, when you have the results of the testing, talk to the person at your high school and college who tracks and works with graduates to arrange to talk to, visit, and possibly shadow people doing what you think that you might want to do, so that you can get know what they are doing and how they got there. Here are some tips: ## http://www.wikihow.com/Network ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/nonawkward-ways-to-start-and-end-networking-conversations ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/4-questions-to-ask-your-network-besides-can-you-get-me-a-job?ref=carousel-slide-1 ##
  • Locate and attend meetings of professional associations to which people who are doing what you think that you want to do belong, so that you can get their advice. These associations may offer or know of intern, coop, shadowing, and scholarship opportunities. These associations are the means whereby the professionals keep abreast of their career area following college and advance in their career. You can locate them by asking your school academic advisor, favorite teachers, and the reference librarian at your local library. Here are some tips: ## https://www.careeronestop.org/BusinessCenter/Toolkit/find-professional-associations.aspx?&frd=true ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/9-tips-for-navigating-your-first-networking-event ##
  • It is very important to express your appreciation to those who help you along the way to be able to continue to receive helpful information and to create important networking contacts along the way. Here are some good tips: ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/the-informational-interview-thank-you-note-smart-people-know-to-send?ref=recently-published-2 ## ## https://www.themuse.com/advice/3-tips-for-writing-a-thank-you-note-thatll-make-you-look-like-the-best-candidate-alive?bsft_eid=7e230cba-a92f-4ec7-8ca3-2f50c8fc9c3c&bsft_pid=d08b95c2-bc8f-4eae-8618-d0826841a284&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily_20171020&utm_source=blueshift&utm_content=daily_20171020&bsft_clkid=edfe52ae-9e40-4d90-8e6a-e0bb76116570&bsft_uid=54658fa1-0090-41fd-b88c-20a86c513a6c&bsft_mid=214115cb-cca2-4aec-aa86-92a31d371185&bsft_pp=2 ##

Corrine’s Answer


Hello Rhayana,

I am a project manager for Verizon wireline services. I can honestly say that I love the work I do because it gives me a chance to use my organizational skills (along with various other skills) to achieve a good outcome for both my company and the customer.

As a project manager, I oversee the installation of services for businesses/corporations. We work with the organizations within the company as well as the key stakeholders for the customer to ensure the circuits are installed and the service it turned up on time and within budget. I use various spreadsheets and databases to get the work done. I can allow my inner OCD tendencies to work together with my love of interacting with people to build good teamwork and get the job done.

Look for the skills/tasks that give you energy and use them to find what you can do that will bring you satisfaction. You may not love going to work every day, but you can find energy and satisfaction once you are there.

Elizabeth’s Answer

Updated McKinney, Texas
Hello, I am a Vendor Manager for a popular mortgage company. We buy loans in bulk from other banks/ lien holders. Some times the homeowner may not be able to make their mortgage payments and this drives the foreclosure process. The homeowners may be evicted but we try to offer options to make it easier for them to stay in their homes. In the event the home becomes vacant for one reason or another, my team is responsible for maintaining the home ensuring it is always secure safe and sound. I really enjoy what I do not only because our mission is to improve the housing market but because the company I work for Believes in it’s employees and invests in our talents.

Eric’s Answer

Updated Minneapolis, Minnesota
Inspecting, measuring homes then analyzing the data collected to market data available to find the value of that property. I’ve been doing this for over 20 years and love what I do. Would highly recommend as a career path.