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What will students be able to better judge by understanding a career pathway? Question 7 options: If the job has vacation benefits. When they will be hired. If their capabilities, academic levels, educational history match well with the career. All of the Above.

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Michael’s Answer

The questions you are asking are more appropriate to evaluating a job offer, less relevant to choice of a career unless you are looking at having summers off - education may be a good option there. But be clear that evaluating job offers is a short term event, a career can be a lifetime opportunity.

However, if you are truly looking for career options, a few pieces of advice may help:
It used to be that one plotted a career with one company. That was long ago.
No one will jump out and plan your career for you. That is your job and responsibility
Find out what you truly like and want to do. If you hate numbers, an engineering career may not be a great choice. Conversely, if you like problem solving and are not afraid of using math and logic to solve problems, engineering or computer related careers may be attractive.
Do the following now, and anytime you are considering a job change - write down the 10 things you truly enjoy doing, and the 10 things you truly hate doing. Look for opportunities that offer the former and won't require too much of the latter.
Do something you enjoy doing - you will be happier and your quality of work will be far better

Michael recommends the following next steps:

Talk to people in careers you think you might be interested in. Ask them what it takes to be successful - really listen. Consider if the career still sounds interesting
Ask for recommendations for other people you could talk to about that career.
Do your homework. Come to those sessions with some questions that you can't figure out on your own. You will demonstrate initiative, and the person you are speaking with will know you are truly interested
Be curious

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Gloria’s Answer

HI Eli,

By choosing a career ahead of time when going into college has the following benefits:
- It allows you to get a sense of what education you need. This would help in choosing a major, determining what school you want to go, etc.
- It also provides insights into skills that you will need to perform the job. This is a good insight even outside of college since it allows you to pursue jobs that will give you experience around specific skills. For example, if you have a job where making connections with people is important, maybe you want to get a job where you learn the skills of listening and interacting with people. You might get a job in customer service as a job in college, so you earn money and experience that you need.
- Ideally, your major solution comes from taking some time to think about what kind of job you want to do. You should consider elements like what subjects appear to be easier for you in school, what talents you have naturally, what skills you would love to use on a daily basis. Self reflection should be an important part of you choosing a college major and a career.

Good luck in finding a career path that you want to follow.

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chris’s Answer

Hello Eli:

Your understanding of the career pathway will give you valuable information on how long you will stay with a company. If the company has a strong career path, you will take on more responsibility and sharpen your business acumen over the next few year and grow with the company.

As a student applying for a position, there are a couple of good opportunities during the interview process, to enquire about a career pathway. First an interviewer will usually ask you where you see yourself in the next three to five years. Now would be a good time to ask them about the career pathway for the position you are applying for. Then you can fully answer that question and show the interviewer how you can continue to grow with the company over the years. Second, at the end of the interview you are always asked if you have any questions. Now is a great time to discuss the career path. You can show your value to the interviewer over the coming years and that may be enough to push you to the top and get a second interview.

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Arvind’s Answer

TL;DR: The answer is: If their capabilities, academic levels, educational history match well with the career

I think you might have pasted this from a form or a question from another survey. A career pathway allows you to align your current knowledge level, skills and future aspirations to the needs/wants for the journey that you *could* take by pursuing this pathway.

Your personal career pathway may shift from what you have in mind now throughout your career as you pivot based on either your personal needs, industry transitions or just life!

Good luck!