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Career Goal Statement?

I want to be able to find a career that is good for me and makes me happy.

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Tamara’s Answer

To find what you are looking for... Ask yourself, If money was not an issue... "What is something you would not mind doing for free?"... For some it is helping people, for some it is fixing things, for some it is creating things, for some it is researching things, etc... Figure that out for yourself and then you'll have the root of what you might be ***passionate*** about. After that you can build on it and determine what part of your passion are you actually good at. If it is helping people, is it helping people through counseling, or sales or medically. If it is fixing things, is it repairing electronics, mechanics, fixing clothing, etc... After you have discovered your ***talent*** now you need to find out how to sustain so that your passion and talent can be how you live. It may be easy. It might be hard. It depends on your effort and drive and how much YOU want to be happy. For it all to work, no one can want it for you more than you want it for yourself. I hope this helps. I wish you the very best.
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Gabriela’s Answer

It's a good idea to start by thinking on what motivates you and brings you joy. However, it is equally as important that you identify your strengths and are able to leverage them in whatever profession you seek. Do technical tasks come easy to you or are you more oriented towards arts and creative tasks?

There are many ways to monetize your skills. Write down activities that you enjoy doing, that motivate you, that you naturally find yourself learning more about, that energize you. Then do some research and find out how others have made a living out of these activities.
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Jerod’s Answer

Identify your interest, once you pinpoint what makes you happy, you'll know where to start. I've always been told, if you enjoy what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. Additionally, money will follow.
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Ray’s Answer

Find out what your passionate about and apply to your desired career. It is important to choose a career that you will enjoy and also be happy with with you bring to the table. You need to have pride and proud on what you do for your peers and also have the desire to be successful in the career that you choose.
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david’s Answer

That is a good desire, and can be achieved. Start by writing down activities that you enjoy and that fulfill you. Some activities are pleasant, but do not fulfill. For example, you may enjoy being outdoors, but that doesn't in itself define an activity. You might enjoy working with others, but that also doesn't define anything, since most careers involve working with others. Do you like working with your hands? Or maybe you like solving problems? Or maybe you enjoy performing, such as teaching, art, writing, acting, singing or other activities that bring publicity your way. Once you have a good feeling on what you enjoy, then start reviewing some career possibilities that embrace those activities. For example, if you enjoy people, enjoy problem-solving and learning new things, and also enjoy performing (being in front of others), you might enjoy teaching, as that career area touches all of those. I hope this helps you, even if only a little. All the best to you.
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Scott’s Answer

Understanding what really makes you happy is the best place to start. Once you figure that out it allows you look for jobs that include those specific skills or behaviors. Being able to put those skills or behaviors to practical use every day will bring you joy the satisfaction and joy you desire.
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Jon’s Answer

Definitely commit yourself to a lot of diverse projects and groups early. This will give you a well-rounded network and strong jumping off point in terms of skills. In terms of career try and find somewhere not necessarily servicing one industry or function and try to seek something out that covers a lot of areas.
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Brianna’s Answer

Hi, Alonna.

When looking for a career, it's important to know what you value a d what your priorities for happiness are. What makes you happy- free time, a flexible schedule, a structured schedule, lots of guidance, lots of independence, a large salary, moving around, staying in one place, working with your hands, intellectual work, working from home, working in an office, working with people, working on your own? Once you've thought more about what kind and structure of work you would enjoy, then you can start researching what jobs suit your own needs for financial, physical, and mental wellness. I would suggest taking a career aptitude test for some guidance on what fields would suit your values and interests.

After you've narrowed down a few career options, you can begin researching what is required for the job- amount and type of schooling, credentialing, etc.

Brianna recommends the following next steps:

Assess your values
Take a career apptitude test online
Research educational requirements for jobs you are interested in
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