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What career path did you chose? Pros and cons of the career path you took?

What made you choose the career you’re in today. Have you enjoyed your decision. What do you like about the career you chose and what don’t you like about.

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Paul’s Answer

I was happy with my choice, because I absolutely love what I am doing. I went into public service and teaching

Pro's, I would say is the amazing feeling you get watching people you taught and mentored walk across a stage, accept their diploma's and go on to achieve amazing things in life.

Con's, like many things in the public sector, promotion and the overall pace of obtaining resources is very slow. It took a while for me to reach the position and level that I currently hold in my community.
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Katy’s Answer

Hello Bailey!

I am currently a recruiter for a Tech company headquartered in San Francisco. I love the career path I have taken but I can honestly say I would have never thought of it while in college, or even a year after. My first career out of college was a preschool teacher and while I loved working with kids it was not the path I saw myself taking long term.

I transitioned into college recruitment working for an online university. I really found a groove with the help of a wonderful mentor and succeeded with it. I love the competitive aspect of things- seeing how many students I could help get enrolled. While it was exciting, I didn't see a long term path for me in university recruiting and thats when I found myself looking at corporate recruiting roles. I started out working for a national car sales company recruiting their sales people and found myself even more passionate about it than I did university recruiting. Helping someone find a new career and potentially change their lives for the better was too exciting. I spent about a year and a half recruiting for that company before I was approached by a start up company that was looking to open a local office here in the city I live. I was the 4th recruiter to join and started in the basement of a building downtown. We eventually grew the company and I personally hired approximately 125 people in a year. It was high volume gorilla marketing type recruitment and it was SO fun! We attended all sorts of recruiting events, worked with universities to help students find careers after graduation, and I ended up being promoted to a lead recruiter. I have been recruiting in tech for 10 years now and haven't looked back. Its fast paced, challenging and definitely makes for a fulfilling career.

Biggest piece of advice: keep exploring your passions as you try out different careers- you may never know when you find your niche! Good luck!
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Jeff’s Answer

Hello Kelly,

I've been involved in the tech industry since the mid-90s, and I can tell you that the principles I applied then are still relevant in today's digital era.

First and foremost, I took a deep dive into my own abilities and career aspirations. I've always had a knack for selling things, even as a child, so the idea of forging a career in sales was quite attractive. I yearned for the freedom of "running my own business", rather than being confined to a conventional 9 to 5 job. Then, I thoroughly studied the major trends that were shaping my world. This led me to pursue a professional sales career, either in pharma or telecommunications.

I put myself out there, crafted a solid resume, and actively sought interviews. Eventually, I got my break and the rest, as they say, is history. I found my niche in the telecom world, working for industry giants like AT&T, Lucent, Avaya, Polycom, and now, Verizon Business.

In response to your second question, I have a passion for technology and problem-solving for clients. Along my journey, I discovered that I have a knack for strategic thinking, building things, and leading teams. I climbed the corporate ladder to management, but eventually found my sweet spot in business development.

What I love about my job is the sense of ownership. I have the privilege of conversing with some of the world's largest companies and helping them solve their problems. I'm surrounded by incredibly intelligent individuals and inspiring leaders. There's really nothing I dislike about my job. If I could offer any advice - I wholeheartedly agree with Steve Jobs when he said, "Find something that you love. Don't settle until you find it .... then it won't feel like work."
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Hannah’s Answer

Hello Kelly,

I have been a working in the financial institutions industry (banking) since I graduated college a few years ago. Some of the main reasons I chose this career path specifically was due to my own personal desire for having a career that was stable and could allow me to afford the lifestyle I wanted outside of work. I would say working in the financial industry has many pros, including what I noted above, but also the hours are more stable (most likely weekends off), the work is consistent, etc.

A con, for some people, I could think of falls under what I consider a "pro", which is the stability. If you are not a fan of the idea of staying within a single industry for a long time and would like to move around to completely different areas, then it may not be the correct career path for some.
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Cynthia’s Answer

Hi!

I fell into the world of recruiting and loved it from the beginning! I loved being able to learn about job roles, recruitment processes, and helping candidates find the jobs of their dreams! The best part of recruiting is the ability to pick up on any area and become an SME in multiple career areas. I have recruited in Technology, Finance, Engineering, Creative, and Production.

I am now focused on Talent Acquisition Process and Solutions as a Business Solutions Manager. This role is based on recruitment and human resources. I help with process and build solutions for my client groups.

I think about work this way: You spend more time at work then you do with your family and friends, so make sure you love your job!
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Lindsay’s Answer

Excellent query! At present, I'm engaged in the mortgage industry, while also pursuing college studies in Cybersecurity. I find immense satisfaction in my current profession, and the courses I'm taking for my upcoming career path are equally thrilling. My choice was influenced by several considerations. It was crucial for me to identify a field that not only sparks my interest but also compensates me adequately to maintain my lifestyle. Striking this equilibrium is essential. While it's not advisable to select a career based purely on remuneration, it's certainly a significant factor to ponder upon.
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