I mentioned the other day that I bought — okay, E.g. bought for me — two books on careers. I’ve more or less read through both of them. And Turtle has arrived at the usual conclusion she comes to whenever she reads a career book: Head for the mud.
Well okay, it’s not quite that bleak. And by this age, I’ve pretty much climbed those tortuous paths of Despair, and reached the serene plateau of Resignation. I do, however, occasionally trip into puddles of Puzzlement.
So here’s a question: From what you’ve read in this blog, which of the following descriptions sounds most like Turtle? Don’t worry, there are no wrong answers. The descriptions are from the New Guide for Occupational Exploration. It has sixteen Interest Areas, twelve of which didn’t seem to apply to me at all. The remaining four, in alphabetical order, are:
- Arts and Communication: “An interest in creatively expressing feelings or ideas, in communicating news or information, or in performing.”
- Education and Training: “An interest in helping people learn.”
- Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation: “An interest in catering to the personal wishes and needs of others so that they can enjoy a clean environment, good food and drink, comfortable lodging away from home, and recreation.”
- Human Service: “An interest in improving people’s social, mental, emotional, or spiritual well-being.”
And naturally, of five occupations I thought I could handle, three of them belong in a different Interest Area altogether. So as I said, there don’t seem to be any wrong answers.
I’m really curious to see what kind of vibe this blog has been giving off. And while you’re at it, you’re most welcome to say which of the above descriptions best fits you!