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are you happy with the career you chose

do you ever get bored or mad at your job?

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Joseph R.’s Answer

Hi Kayleigh,

I've worked in many different industries and at every stop I enjoyed the people more than the work. No don't get me wrong, I was able to learn about each industry at every stop. I learned what skills were transferable and was able to sharpen those skills.

In this current iteration of my career, I am extremely happy. I've been at Verizon since mid 2016 and have been in five different roles. I have been able to build wonderful relationships and know that there are an abundance of opportunities and roles throughout the company.

Now at times, frustration naturally sets in since we are human beings but those moments are not only short lived but are also far and few between.
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Jen’s Answer

Yes I am very happy with the career I have chosen as a Real Estate Title Insurance Closer. Of course everyone has their bad or "off" days where they second guess their careers. This is completely normal and I believe you should not consider changing careers unless you are constantly unhappy or dissatisfied with your job. Overall I am very glad I chose the field that I did, because there are so many different opportunities and areas to expand into. If I ever were to get tired of being a Closer, I could switch things up and become an Underwriter, Real Estate Agent, a Banker, Loan Processor, an Appraiser, a Surveyor, there are so many different options that you can choose from and still utilize the knowledge that you've gained. Your college major does not necessarily determine your career, and this is a perfect example. A lot of careers in the Real Estate field do not require a specific major or degree.
My advice if you are unsure what you want to pursue a career in, is find something that can allow you to expand into other similar areas, as well as something that you can continue to grow and excel yourself.
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Alicia’s Answer

Yes! I think everyone does, but it is what you do with that boredom or anger that can make all the difference in the world. Every single person has a frustrating day in their career. I personally keep assessment of those days to help me identify if it is just an off day or if I am in need of a change. I think it is important to find a career or a company that can assist you when you are having those feelings. I have worked for the same company (Verizon) for twenty years, but I have had over 10 different positions. Each of those positions were developed by my need or desire to learn something new. You decide how to handle those feelings and turn them into something great.
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Jermaine’s Answer

Hi Kaleigh, Like Kenya I enjoy my job as well. I started out as an Software Engineer, became a program manager and then became a Director of Program Management. In each of these roles I enjoyed or continue to enjoy what I'm doing. There are various reasons that I enjoy what I do, from the complexity of the work, the people that I work with and how the things we work on help others. I would suggest that when you pick your desired field that it be something you already enjoy doing and this will make it easier to not get mad or bored. For bored, this typically happens when you aren't growing and doing the same tasks over and over again. Always look to learn and grow in whatever position that you're in so this doesn't happen. As far as getting mad, sometimes I get mad, but it's because things didn't work out the way that I wanted them to on the job. But this doesn't stop me from enjoying what I do. I think because I enjoy what I do, I get mad when things don't work out. So I anticipate if you're enjoying what you're doing, you will get mad from time to time. That's OK, but don't stay mad. Look for what you can fix in the area that your mad as well as what you can learn from the situation. Good luck in future career, whatever that turns out to be!
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Kenya’s Answer

Yes, I am very happy with my chosen career as a Registered Nurse! Not only do I get to take care of people, but I also get to educate people on how to stay healthy or how to get back to their previously healthy state. In my previous career, I worked in the Computer Networking field, I have found many technical aspects of nursing and I love it!
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Laurie’s Answer

I am very happy with my career choice. I was a teacher and an elementary school principal for 30 years! You really have to love what you are doing to stay in a job for that long. I knew from the time I was 5 years old that I wanted to teach. I believe in finding something you are passionate about and find a way to make that your career. There is an old saying to figure out what you are good at and find someone to pay you for doing that thing! I agree. When you love your job, you never feel like you are "working." You get joy from your work.
Currently I am working as a corporate trainer, so I am teaching adults now instead of children. I am still doing what I love and I never feel like I am working because I enjoy it so much!
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Madi’s Answer

Hi Kayleigh,

I am very happy with the career that I chose. I currently work in the forensic accounting field and I find it very interesting. There are so many different types of projects to work on. As a result of working on different projects, I get exposure to many people who have years of experience in the field. It is a great pleasure to learn from them, grow in my career and become a better Forensic Accountant. Additionally, I obtained my Masters Degree in Forensic Accounting. It is extremely fulfilling to utilize the information that I learned in college on the job.
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Sirlei’s Answer

Hi Kayleigh,

Yes! I am very happy with the career I chose.
I always saw myself living the businesswoman life, and would play office as a child :D

I have an Bachelor's in Business Administration and an MBA and have worked in various industries utilizing those degrees (real estate, energy, and telecom).
It's also a very broad career path in some ways. I've been a property manager, a financial analyst, a program manager...to name a few.

At the end of the day, it's really about where you passion lies, and the belief that you can do anything you put your mind and effort into.

Best of luck!
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