get to help customers everyday get their equipment working. I enjoy when people call in and let me know that they have been struggling with something and I am able to help them. I also enjoy the challenge of thinking of creative solutions to problems or having to think deeply about a troubleshooting issue. I am excited to see where I can go in my career and company and continue to help customer along the way.
Richard J (Rich)’s Answer
Anyway - yes I have been working a long time, get motivated by the work and those around me, and enjoyed my multiple careers
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I have been working at my current job for 10 years now, however I have been working for approximately 29 years from my first job as a camp counselor. I have had experience doing many different jobs and was able to determine what I liked and what I was interested in doing and that is what led me to my career that I am in now. I work with people everyday that teach me new things and make me strive to continue to learn and improve my skills. I have been able to help people within their career choices and work towards their goals and I believe that being able to help others is really what is important to me when it comes to my career path. No matter what I am doing I want to be able to help others along the way.
Exposure is extremely important. There are so many options out there when it comes to choosing a career, you just really need to hone in on your passion. This makes it easier to love what you do. It will definitely take time and a lot of trial and error but if it's something you can do while you're young, it's definitely worth it.
I am a copywriter working in the Creative Marketing department of my company. I love my job and my chosen career, though it took a lot of experimentation and reflection to get here.
When I graduated high school, I decided to study English Literature and become a teacher. It was not my aspiration to be a teacher, but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. All I knew was that I enjoyed writing and reading. By taking the teacher prep courses, I realized that this was definitely not the path I wanted to take. I didn't know what I wanted to do, but becoming a teacher was not one of my options. It was a big risk to give up my teaching certification because it's hard to find a job post-college as an English major.
To lower my risk of not finding a job, I jumped on every opportunity to get experience. I worked as a support assistant in social events at my university. I took a job tutoring elementary school children on how to write. I also tutored college students in their English courses. Near the end of my college career, I began to freelance as a copywriter for a marketing agency. I realized I loved the intersection of marketing and creative writing, so I pursued copywriting as a freelancer. After a while, I realized that freelancing was not right for me because I needed the structure, stability, and predictability of a corporate job. I was lucky enough to hire a career coach who gave me lots of advice on promoting myself online, which is how my employer discovered me.
Finding a career you love is not impossible, but in my experience, finding one involves taking a lot of risks. My advice to you is to pursue what you love but also make strategic decisions and set up backup plans in case things change and you need to pivot.