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Q: Hearing Your Calling ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Hearing Your Calling
Category: Reference, Education and News > Job and Careers
Asked by: brign001-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 14 Jul 2005 14:17 PDT
Expires: 13 Aug 2005 14:17 PDT
Question ID: 543607
How do I find my perfect job?  More specifically, I am a recent
graduate in accounting with 1 year of experience looking for a career
change.  Does anyone provide a service designed to match your
personalty/experience/desired lifestyle with a job?  Am I required to
ramble around for years before I find a job that I love?  Many thanks!

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 14 Jul 2005 14:47 PDT
Hello brign001-ga,

Did you ever visit the career center at your university? I would
recommend that you make them your first stop. Most colleges and
universities offer services not only for their current students but
also for their alumni/ae.

There is no magic to taking personality and interst tests and hoping
to come up with a job that will fit. Thinking through who you are and
what energizes you takes reflection and research on your part.

I'm a career counselor and I'll be happy to provide you with some
links to get you started if you tell me more about yourself.

Why did you major in accounting in the firstplace? What makes you
dissatisfied with your job? The more you can tell me about your
likes/dislikes, work history, avocational interests, prior jobs and
how you felt about them and anything else that will give me a sense of
who you are, the more likely I will be able to give you some
recommendations on how to proceed.

I see by the prior question you've posted that they were all very low
priced and you didn't get any answers. I suggest that you review these
links so you can better results from Google Answers. If you leave the
price of your question at $5 it is not likely that you will get much
of an answer.

There have been lots of prior questions about choosing or changing
careers. You might enjoy browsing through them to help you with your
own career explorations.

Good luck.

~ czh ~
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Hearing Your Calling
From: pinkfreud-ga on 14 Jul 2005 14:21 PDT
There are many services that offer testing and counseling to help you
choose your ideal career. Here's one:
Subject: Re: Hearing Your Calling
From: bkdaniels-ga on 24 Jul 2005 12:29 PDT
Hey brign001-ga, how are you doing?

Know your physical strength and weakness; your mental trend, your
capabilities, your heart, your mind, your soul! Know what you want to
do; know what you can do; know what you should do, and knowing these,
set about your dutiful work. (Unknown Aurthor 777)

The Royal Statistical Society recommends the first thing to do, before
anything else at all, is to get your c.v. (Curriculum Vitae) both up
to date and prepared in a style that gives a good impression of your
skills and capabilities. This will aid in getting prospective
employers to sit up and take notice of you! (Royal Statistical

A steadfast application to duty, or any undertaking is required if
purpose is to be accomplished. Those who are determined to succeed
rarely fail, for determination is the bed-rock on which the power of
application rests. (Unknown Aurthor 722)

As the runner runs better each succeeding day, so does greater
effiency come through constant effort. It is not the "lick and a
promise" stroke, but the full power behind each swing of the
sledge-hammer, that brings quickly the iron-sheet of resolution into
finished form.

Those who think most of their work and least of themselves advance
most. Avoid self-consciousness.

Great things are done in spite of obstacles. Those who diligently
apply themselves are prepared in mental and physical power to forge
ahead regardless of discouragements.

Do not just "try" to do a thing, but "do" it. Do not take yourself too
seriously; do not overestimate yourself - simply use your mind and
body to contribute, to produce. (Unknown Aurthor 723)

Pay slight attention to what people say - simply go on about your
business. Those who try to please everyone, generally pleases no one,
and make fools of themselves besides.

Be natural as God intended, and follow the dictates of your own
conscience. Have a beautiful indifference to what the gossips have to
say, but as God tells you - the conscience is his message medium.
(Unknown Aurthor 723)

Unknown Aurthor: Self-Examination
The System Study Bible; Part III, Character Building and Moral Philosophy, p. 777

Unknown Aurthor: Application
The System Study Bible; Part III, Character Building and Moral
Philosophy, p. 722-3.

The Royal Statistical Society: Guide to careers in statistics: changing careers

Best wishes,
Subject: Re: Hearing Your Calling
From: myoarin-ga on 24 Jul 2005 14:28 PDT

Listen to Czh-ga.  Raise your price above what you've offered in the
past, and answer Czh's questions.

I went into the wrong profession too.  Be glad you've discovered that
much about yourself so quickly.  The results of such testing may
surprise you at first, but a counselor should be able to help you
connect the results with what you know about yourself, something that
maybe has been hidden by career orientations implied by family or
nearer community.   (The parents of my son's most career-disoriented
friend tried to steer him to medicine from his birth.)

One of the things that is often not apparent in academic training is
that success and satisfaction in that profession may call for personal
traits and inclinations that are not related to an interest in the
academic subject matter.
Studying architecture can be delightful with dreams of being an I. M.
Pei or Frank Lloyd Wright, but in practice it is selling ideas and
managing construction.

I wish you luck, Myoarin

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