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What career should I pursue

If my strengths are being patience and paying close attention to detail, type of careers or industries might best fit me? What other strengths or experiences might I need for the suggested careers?

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Tom’s Answer

Jeffery you have just asked the million dollar question. Everybody wonders what to do in or with their life. I did, and so did anyone reading this.

When I was in high school and later college I kinda set my sights on a career that had a potential for an income to have a decent or better than decent life style. Not a greedy, slash and burn capitalist, but something a bit above average. I eventually went into marketing and it paid off just about where I was hoping. You could do the same if that's what you want, most people aim at something like this anyway.

Is this good advice?

No.

Not yet.

In the above example essentially the driving force was money. I entered a career I had some interest in (but no training) and got lucky.

So what is the good career idea?

Before all else make a list of the things you enjoy doing. What would be so fascinating to you you'd enjoy doing just that for the next 5 or 10 or 40 years? Look, right now just make a list of all things that interest you. In a minute I'll tell you something about that list.

To get you started, a list of things people enjoy doing might include: video games, skateboarding, helping other people do or learn something, sports as a participant or fan, making candy, making artwork, making music, fishing, traveling, riding bikes, writing jokes, watching movies, making movies, etc. etc. etc.

So, make your own list of '10 Things I Enjoy Doing'.

What's the point here?

Point 1. I can't think of anything humans are interested in doing that DOES NOT HAVE A JOB ATTACHED TO IT SOMEWHERE.
Point 2. Why not do something you enjoy for a career?????


Get it???

Good luck, my friend.







Thank you comment icon Thank you! Jeffrey J.
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Samantha’s Answer

Hi Jeffrey,

I agree with the above answer which encourages you to take a career personality quiz. Both my sister and I found jobs we were passionate about by taking one of these quizzes as the results suggest numerous fields that could be good for you based on your strengths. Off of the top of my head, someone patient might be good at working as a therapist so psychology could be a good field to explore. Additionally, someone who pays close attention to detail could be great working as an accountant or a doctor. While these are a few suggestions, they are by no means comprehensive. Make sure to do your research and use the results of your career personality tests as a starting point. Some jobs you get as suggested careers may not interest you, but that will also help you narrow down what careers or industries might be a good fit for you. Best of luck figuring out what career path you might want to pursue!
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Laurie’s Answer

Patience and the ability to pay close attention are two strengths that will benefit you in any career you select. When trying to decide on a career it is best to understand your passion or what you really like. If you don't really know what you like, then I would suggest you try to get involved in volunteer opportunities within your community to see if you like working in certain fields.
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Dershawn’s Answer

Jeffrey
Your strengths are an asset for any career you choose to go in. My advice to you would be to find something that you love or feel drawn to and pursue that career. Keep a positive attitude, willing to learn and have an open mind and you will be great at whatever field that you decide to do.
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Valerie’s Answer

Go to Assessment.com and take their personality test!!! Based on the attributes you described, they will provide you with a list of ten ideal careers!!!You have to answer 71 questions in order to get the analysis!!! Many of my former students did it and found success in the careers the Assessment test suggested!!! Also check with your college counselor to see if she has access to the Briggs Test which aligns personality traits with specific careers. For example, someone described as an influencer might be attracted to a career as a lobbyist or politician. Good luck!!!
Thank you comment icon Thank you for the advice, Valerie. Jeffrey J.
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