Career Choice

Career choices reflect who you are and what you love to do. Choosing the right career can make or break us. It can mean the difference between exciting challenging days and one long drag waiting for days off.
While money is certainly important (just ask anyone on minimum wage), deciding on a career because it pays well can be a nightmare.
How do you choose when you have no experience of actually doing the work? How do you know whether you might like bowling or painting if you have never done it? Many people spend years training and studying for a job only to find it doesn’t suit them.

The Thinking Preference

The thinking preference of on the thinking feeling scale uses objective criteria to make decisions. They will analyze problems in a rational and impersonal way. An extreme thinker can ignore people’s feelings and needs. They can come seem tough minded. Continue reading

The Thinking Feeling Preference – How we Make Decisions

The Thinking Feeling preference is about how we make decisions, how we evaluate information.  Someone at the thinking end of the scale will use logic and rational criteria to make a decision. From the feeling end they will use personal values and considerations. Being on the extreme end of the scale for either preference can lead to problems. Continue reading

3 Keys to Adjust Your Career Search to the Tough Economy

By Hallie Crawford

There’s gloom and doom everywhere regarding the economy, especially in the media. This can make it especially difficult to focus on conducting an effective job search . Let’s be real – the economy will have an effect on your career search. It is tougher to find jobs, but not everything is as bad as the media makes it out to be. There ARE jobs out there and there ARE opportunities for you.

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Career Search Tip – How to Locate and Harvest Your Sweet Spots

By Nina Ham

“Sweet Spot: a place where a combination of factors suggests a particularly suitable solution or direction.” (Wikipedia)

When mid-life women come to me for career search assistance, they already have a wealth of experience in the work world: a bank of skills, well-tested knowledge of work environments and structures that work – or don’t work – for them.

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Career Search Engines – 3 Hot Career Sites

By Michael Lee

Career search engines have taken job hunting to a whole new level. Back in the day, job hopefuls had to make a personal appearance just to submit their resume. They had to look at the classified ads section of the paper to find out which companies had an opening or what kinds of jobs were available. Even then, not everything was listed.

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New Career Ideas – 7 Ways to Rethink Your Career Options

By Cherry Douglas

Are you desperate to change careers and looking around for new career ideas? Here is a great tip to help you free up your thinking. The secret is to take a sideways step and look at your career change from a new angle. So stop desperately trying to think of the job titles of some new career ideas that might inspire you and switch to considering new ways of working.

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The 5 Most Popular Career Options After 12th Grade

By John Maxted

So you are finishing 12th grade and are wondering what to do next. This is a common question that most school leavers find confusing and difficult to answer. It is such an important decision and will shape the remainder of your life. So where do you start when deciding on what is going to be best for you? Here are the 5 most popular career paths being taken by school leavers today. This is a great place to get you thinking what might suit you.

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Career Options – How to Choose Your Ideal Career

By Lisa McGrimmon

When you know how to research your career options, you’ll be prepared to make smart career decisions for yourself. Once you have a few potential career choices in mind, the next step in the career decision making process is to learn about those careers in depth and look for similar or related careers that could also be a good match for your needs.

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What a Career Test Can Do For You

By Victor Ghebre

If you are not sure what you are interested in and what career path to choose, you’d find a career test especially useful, as it probes into your thoughts and reveals what you are interested in doing with your life and career. Continue reading