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What made you decide on your job?

I want to know why professional people chose the jobs that they have? Money? Happiness? #college #jobs #careers #college-jobs


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Teresa’s Answer

Hi Caitlin, Great question. For me, my job kinda' found me rather than me seeking it out specifically. I took a business degree with majors in Marketing and International Business and that was general enough to open up a lot of opportunities for me in the marketing space. Once I had a job I was able to see all the different areas of Marketing and from there I could choose what I was most interested in. By taking a more general degree and then getting work experience you can find a place or area you want to focus on. Good luck with whatever you decide!


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Amy’s Answer

Hi Caitlin,


I am in my final year at university and getting ready to do a postgraduate course to train as a Career/Employment advisor. I originally wanted to become a teacher but realized that I have more of an interest in offering advice and guidance and pastoral work rather than teaching. I also have a big interest everything surrounding careers and employment and believe that this is an area that I will really enjoy working in because careers and employment are a HUGE aspect of nearly everyone's lives and finding the right career/employment is really good for a person's welfare.
I chose this career because of the above reasons but also because I want to do something which involves helping people and challenging myself and continuing to learn. For me my career is something that I need to enjoy as it is something that will be a BIG part of my life.


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Brian’s Answer

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My recommendation would be to chose job for happiness over money as you only get to live once and don't want to look back later in your life and have regrets. I chose to be an underwriter because I wanted to help people achieve the dream of homeownership. Find something that makes you feel good and help others. Good luck!


I would also recommend getting degree from college as this will help open doors for you that and give you a chance at jobs you like. Getting a finance degree from kennesaw state was the first step toward achieving my dream. While your in college work free internship to get experience in whatever you decide to major in to make sure it is something you like and employers will like seeing that on your resume.
Matt


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Mary ’s Answer

Hi Caitlin, I changed my major multiple times in college but I wanted to be teacher. In life things happen and you have to be open minded for the different professions in the market place. I was always curious in the real-estate industry and now I love it. You have to be willing to know what you want and how far you are willing to go to get there. I made my decision to stay in the business because the housing market cannot leave the country. I enjoy helping my clients and the key thing is I am teaching my clients and my peers even though I am not in a classroom. So in the end I am teaching and sharing my knowledge.


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Tiffany’s Answer

Hi Cailtlin,


I chose my current profession because I'm passionate about the diversity space and helping people find their dream job. I initially became interested in staffing because I realized the people in this profession have similar characteristics to me. They are open to connecting, extroverted, enjoy helping others, and are scrappy. I want work that utilizes my strongest attributes. I hope this was helpful!


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