What type of job is best for me and how do I decide?
I want to find a job where I can visit and learn about different cultures and environments. I love writing, being in and helping nature, helping others, and learning & experiencing new things. With those who are in fields with similar aspirations as I, what are your professions and how did you choose them?
As a consultant for one of the big 4s, I used to travel a lot (every week) before COVID. So this might be an option if you like to travel both domestically and internationally. Here are a couple of points on how I started out in this field and what I think would make one stand out:
1. How can someone start acareer in consulting?
a. I was an experienced hire. My previous organization was a technology service center. I was a Test Lead/ Manager in that organization. That said, many of the consulting organizations are also hiring college graduates with little to no experience.
2. What are some things that will make you stand out in the application pool
a. Technology Acumen - You don't have to know everything about the latest technology advancement - but being curious and showing an aptitude to learn will go a long way with your interviewer.
b. Client exposure/ experience - I felt that really helped my application. Many of the interview questions were also around client experience.
c. Soft skills - Goes hand in hand with client experience. Soft skills and communication is crucial in consulting.
Hope my answers help you out. Have a great rest of your day!
1. CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE, or CQ, is a globally recognized way of assessing and improving effectiveness in culturally diverse situations. It's rooted in rigorous, academic research conducted across more than 100 countries. (ref. Wilbur Sargunaraj)
2. Working in the localised craft sector, gives a lot of opportunities to travel and help uplift artisan societies spread across different areas. This also gives the opportunity to help them sustain the craft and can also write blogs to promote the respective craft.
3. World needs a lot of personalities like you who would like to give back to society, considering you like writing and would like to understand different cultures think about venturing into social enthusiasts or journalism, it will help you study society and give back and share your experiences with the rest of the world.
It's alright to ask others these questions about what they see in you.
Taking personality assessments and career assessments also helped me to figure out what I wanted to focus on because all of the assessments always pointed to the same thing a counselor, career coach, or some kind of counselor. I knew the assessments were correct for me because I have always desired to become a counselor in some capacity. I enjoy communicating with people and helping them in any way I can to guide them into a better lifestyle.
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Here are a couple of short articles explaining the field (there are many others online):
Whatever you do, make sure to choose your professional field because you love the work and not simply because of the paycheck.
Have your thought about to be a travel journalist or YouTuber, travel guide, travel planner, etc.?
Below are some suggestions:
1. Explore on the jobs that are travel related, eg the one I have aforementioned, etc
2. You can also consider to join some working holiday or exchange student programs
3. Attend the college information session of travel and hospitality subject
4. Speak to someone who are working in the relevant careers, eg travel journalist, travel guide, etc.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
Journalism and tourism is a field of study for your path. You love culture, as a journalist you can write about people's belief and way of life.
Second my dear, as a tourist you can travel and see things for your self.
Have you ever thought about archaeology? You can also be an archaeologist. Discovering will be best for you.
Join it! They deal with the environment and also are multi-cultural in staffing and their work. They work worldwide. Then simply write about your new adventures in a diary or submit them to your student newspaper, local neighborhood newspaper, online on an appropriate site and anything else you can find that will accept your stories.
Tell everyone you meet what your goals are. This is 'networking' and sooner than later it will pay off.
Good luck from a 55 year member of Sierra Club!! :)
1. Do you prefer to work with people or alone?
2. Do prefer to read and write or write and present?
3. Do you like managing the details or are you a big-picture person?
4. Do you want to work in a cubicle or outside in the forest?
5. What are you good at? Math, Science, English, etc
6. What's your goal? Change the world or make enough to have a family and enough time to spend with them.
Once you have found what your preferences are, then you can find jobs that meet the criteria. You like to work inside and look at data. Then being a firefighter is out and a data analyst can be one of the possible choices.
You love writing, being in and helping nature, helping others, and learning & experiencing new things.
- You could be a Ph.D. Degree Botany & Plant Science. You would be outside, write books and a thesis, and teach students.
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