Career Research

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“I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile” (Walter Chrysler). Deciding on what one wants to be in life can prove to be a demanding task. There are so many, yet limited, different opportunities in the world to have an excellent career and make a decent living while doing something one loves. It is limited because there are only a few specific career paths that someone could take to make good money. It is very difficult to make a fulfilling living being a garbage man. There are many different opportunities because, within these specific careers, there are usually various paths to take. Someone who has dreams to be a doctor has the choice to become, among many others, a foot doctor, and eye doctor, or even a surgeon. There are many cases in which a person jumps into a career that they end up detesting because they did not look into the specifics of the job. This leads to unhappiness in life and a lack of passion not only for his job but for activities outside his job. In order to learn about the best jobs to go into and to find a job a person will love, research is needed. A person must look into the stress levels of the job, the starting pay, the advancement opportunities, the work hours, and, most importantly, the job description and duties to determine if the job will be the right fit. There are a variety of books that give these exact details of many careers for a reasonable price. The internet is also an excellent source of information on various jobs. With the use of these resources, finding the best job for a person’s personality and wants can prove to be an easy and fun task. At the moment I am... ... middle of paper ... ... 05 July 2010. . Farr, J. Michael., and Laurence Shatkin. 50 Best Jobs for Your Personality. Second ed. Indianapolis, Ind.: JIST Works, 2009. Print. Farr, J. Michael. Top 100 Careers for College Graduates: Your Complete Guidebook to Major Jobs in Many Fields. Seventh ed. Indianapolis, IN: JIST Works, an Imprint of JIST Pub., 2007. Print. Hagerty, D. Joseph., and John E. Heer. Opportunities in Civil Engineering. Skokie, Ill.: VGM Career Horizons, 1977. Print. Sayette, Michael, Tracy Mayne, and John C. Norcross. Insider's Guide to Graduate Programs in Clinical and Counseling Psychology. 2010/2011 ed. New York: Guilford, 2010. Print. Sternberg, Robert J. Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You. Second ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2007. Print.
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