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Who can suggest an amazing career to go into?


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Joe’s Answer

The best way to think about an exciting career choice is to focus on your areas of interest. You can get as specific as what classes or subjects are most interesting and is there a career related to that or you can spend time focusing on your strengths. Taking time to reflect on what you are truly good at and then research for career options that match will help you choose something that is a fit for you. Lastly leverage any resources available to you from guidance counselors to others that may be in careers that interest you or you want to learn more about.

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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Tracy,

I would recommend Learning and Development (L&D) in a corporate environment as a place to look for an amazing career. It does take a passion around wanting to make people better through learning. That is going to be at your core. Many people take the education route to this type of job. However, that is not the only major that would make you valuable in a Learning and Development (L&D) department in a business. (Other names for this department include Human Resources, Corporate University, Training Department.) If you are interested in being an educator, one of the pros of this job is it pays more than public education and has some incredible benefits depending on who you work for. In my role as an Instructional Designer, I get to play with a lot more technology than I would in public education. I have access to creating videos, a wide variety of design tools, and a great variety of my tasks. I can go from creating a leader-led training to web-based training to virtual training to videos. Every week can have exciting changes.

Good luck on finding a job that you love. It is very rewarding to love what you do.

Gloria

Gloria recommends the following next steps:

Read about L&D roles: https://www.td.org/insights/getting-your-start-in-talent-development
Read about L&D skills: https://www.td.org/insights/top-10-skills-to-get-you-ahead-in-l-d

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London Doyoung’s Answer

Everyone has different priorities when it comes to an amazing job. Even among my friends, we all have different description in "the best job ever". I prioritize learning experience, growth opportunities, and working shifts, while some of my friends prioritize job security, pension, and vacation on holidays.

Having a slow paced environment with similar workflow from day-to-day could be the best chill job for some people, but it may not be preferred for people who are seeking growth and trying to achieve learning experience.

Having no change and keeping the same procedures may require less work for some employees which some people prefer, but for people who are proactive seeking for changes could view changes as a good improvement and learning curve.

The best job is the job that fits you the best. You'll need to find out what you like the best.

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Sunny’s Answer

Hi Tracy,

This is Sunny, what I really think that is like you want to have amazing career, the first first thing is like you really have to know what you really interest into. Why I am saying this because if you find some job but you don't like it even the money is good enough but you won't work for long time. I use to work in bank for two years and the money for me is good enough. But the job type is very boring and I don't really like to work in such as this kind of like that job. So that I plan to change it to the other job and try it. And lucky now I find a job I really love to work on it. At least I don't feel boring and I feel that fresh everyday to go to work so please if you want to find a amazing career for yourself first is like you really have to know what is your interest and what you really like.

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Lily’s Answer

Hi Tracy,

This is a great question!
What's makes a great career? What's a good job to get? The short answer to these and similar related questions is: it depends.

In my opinion, having a great career is the result of loving what you do and being very good at it. Like the other answers above, it takes some introspection, willingness to explore, and skill development.

Something you can do at the moment to get started on this journey is to think back on what you like to do - both in school and outside it - and dig deeper. For example, if you enjoy writing essays in class, you can get more specific and ask, "What about writing do I enjoy?" and "Why do I enjoy it so much?" Answers to those questions will be good insights to guide your job search and show you where your passion can blossom. It'll also show you what skills you can develop to get even better.

Best,
Lily

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Daniel’s Answer

A lot of people will tell you to "do something that will make you happy" or "work at a job that you would enjoy doing." While this is a good point and something to keep in mind, it can be hard to even know what career you like or would interest you without having any experience in any particular field for those who are in high school or even college.

With that being said, try to take a wide-variety of classes in high school so that you can get a bigger picture of different possible careers and see what things interest you or do not interest you. If you are still undecided when moving into college, or have changed your major in college several times (as I did), do not worry; many people, myself included, will tell you that is nothing to worry or be concerned about. Try to do the same thing in college if you are undecided: take different types of classes that may interest you in and talk with your advisors in college, as they will be a great help to you in determining what career path best suits you.

Daniel recommends the following next steps:

Research career paths or use websites that determine careers for you based on simple questions
Take different classes that interest you in high school and college
Do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone

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Melissa’s Answer

What a great question!
This is definitely something of a personal preference, and sometimes you have to try a few things before finding the right thing!

What are some of your strengths and talents? What are some things you love to do in your own time?

Perhaps meet with a school counselor or educator that you trust to look into different things.

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Shelby’s Answer

So, I know that this is a controversial opinion, but I believe education is a great career path. Maybe not for its pay, since the amount of work you have to do to be an effective teacher is definitely not compensated enough in the United States right now. However, the interactions and connections you get to build with your students, families, coworkers, and staff is honestly incredible. If you go at it with a positive attitude and the willingness to change and be flexible, this career is amazing. I decided to go into in in early college, and it has been one of my best decisions. Hope this helps!

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Donna’s Answer

Tracy, any field that you choose to go into that you are passionate about is exciting. Yes we all have those days that we ask ourselves "why are we here?", but if they are outnumbered by the days that you love your job, feel challenged in your job, then it is a career. I am going to leave a link below, research and know yourself, what is your passion. As you move though life you may have phases of not so great jobs, but use them as a stepping block, grow and learn from each one. Eventually your path will grow into what you truly want for yourself.

Donna recommends the following next steps:

https://www.criteriacorp.com/assessments/cognitive-aptitude-tests

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Nicholas’s Answer

Professional services is a wonderful industry to get into! The people in this industry are special and it takes a lot of work to become immersed and good at what you do! I would focus on your passions and what you'd truly love to do in life. I picked professional services because that was my passion. Only you can decide what's best for yourself!

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Michael’s Answer

The question isn't the career, the question is what do you enjoy doing and how can you build talents in that and figure out an industry and method to apply those skills to make a living.

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Gabriela’s Answer

A career in accounting is very lucrative. You can get a guaranteed job before graduating!

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Corrie’s Answer

Taking a careers course in college really helped me to better understand my values and interests. I found a perfect match in HR!

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Alex’s Answer

From my own experience I would recommend audit. The advancement opportunities and learning done is that of none other. You learn all about how different business run and operate, which is very rewarding.

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Angela D.’s Answer

Greetings Tracy!
Happy Day to you! This is an important question, but those of us who love our careers will be a bit biased frankly! For instance, I'm an educator and wouldn't do anything else, but it took me a bit of a journey to come to this pathway.
Here are my suggestions...take some of the free career interest tests below, some are better and more reputable than others...but regardless, they will be fun to take and you can decide what you think about the results. Then talk to people who are in the fields that you are interested in. Shadowing and interviewing are two other ways to see how folks enjoy and balance their work/personal lives. Also, do some Internet research and speak with your school counselor for advice and see if you are able to take a Myers-Briggs test through your school.
Best of luck, Dr. B

https://www.princetonreview.com/quiz/career-quiz
https://careerwise.minnstate.edu/careers/clusterSurvey
https://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip
https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
https://openpsychometrics.org/tests/IPIP-BFFM/

Angela D. recommends the following next steps:

Online research.
Take career interest tests.
Meet with school counselor.
Talk/interview/shadow folks in the fields that you are interested in.

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Allison’s Answer

Accounting is a great career choice! With CPA tied to your name, you will have a job for life! Great opportunities ahead!

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