Many people are going through career crises at this time, the bad economy is forcing some people to re evaluate their careers and priorities. Here are a few hints at things you might do to find out which career path you could take.
1. Think back to when you were a child, what did you want to do then? How realistic was that? Did you do it? Why or why not?
2. Did your family ever suggest a career to you because of your skills and attributes? Was it a good suggestion? Is it something that you could do now?
3. When you first got into the work force did you have a dream that you haven't yet achieved? Is it a possibility at this time? Why or why not?
4. What other careers have you considered?
5. Make a list of the careers that you could possibly follow. Which ones to do you have the skills for? Could you acquire those skills? Could you go back to school? Why not?
6. Research each career, what are the prospects, pay and benefits? Do these fit your aspirations?
7. Are you prepared to make sacrifices to become the person that you wanted to be?
8. Make a list fo all the attributes that you have that would make you great in each career.
9. Decide which career you are most excited about and then make an action plan to make this career a reality.
Here is my list of attributes to become a librarian
( some of these are more important than others!)
1. I wear glasses
2. I am softly spoken - I like to whisper.
3. I enjoy doing research on the computer and in books.
4. I love books, I even read some of them.
5. I am interested in a huge range of subjects.
6. I am extremely well organised.
7. I have great customer service skills.
8. I would rather go to a bookshop than a bar.
9. I am a fast learner and grasp new subjects and ideas quickly.
10. I am excited about becoming a librarian.
If you are interested in a career as a librarian; the following site is very helpful: http://www.ala.org/
For the record: my parents thought I should be a model - because I was a skeletal child. I wanted to be an air hostess - it was a glamorous job when I was growing up. Later on, I wanted to be a spy - I was watching too many James Bond movies!
In reality I want to be a librarian but Shhh it's a big secret - I wouldn't want anyone to think that I am a bookworm!
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