Have an Answer?
Especially now during the holidays, when we have the opportunity to see and meet people in various social situations, it is a great time to do networking and do informational interviewing to let people know what we have to offer to future employers and get ideas of how we can use our skills, abilities, and experiences to help employers to achieve their goals. Here some ideas of how we can craft these messages and conversations to elicit helpful information and contacts and a great response to "I haven't seen you in a while, what are you doing these days.."
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Here is a good way to start. An assessment will allow you to see how you might be suited for various career areas.
When you get that information, here is a great step to take next.
The best way to get information is to talk to people in the field and make personal connections. A good way to do that is to locate and attend meetings of professional associations to which people in that career are belong. Here is a site that will help with that:
Here are some tips on getting helpful information:
If you are in college or in high school, talk to the person who is in charge of alumni relations to locate and talk to graduates of your school who are working in the field to get information and create relationships. With the common bond of attending the same school, you will be able to gather helpful information.
Well, this is good to know that you have many different areas that you are considering vs. just one. It's always good to have options in life, just in case one thing doesn't work out or if you change your mind. So, for starters you could take an assessment test to see what areas would be the best match for you. Also, I would suggest jotting these areas down on paper and under each area, add some additional things you could do with each career. Think this through and brainstorm your ideas. Whichever area makes that "Light Bulb" pop up in your head and that would seem the MOST interesting, I would go with that one.
It's great to hear that you have passions for many things. I always start out looking at my local library resources and taking online quizzes to see what careers might fit me best. No one said that you have to do just one thing for the rest of your life. You might try reading "The Renaissance Soul" which is about people with lots of passions.