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Joan Q. Student


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Career Plans

List of your three most interesting careers from the Self-Directed Search Interpretive Report provided by the Career Center.

Your most interesting career opportunity consistent with at least one of the above careers.

Links to the most enlightening information about the above career opportunity that would be helpful to you in an interview.

Your background information to formulate your career strategy:
What Do I Like to Do Most in Terms of Interests (refer back to pages 4 and 5 of your Assessment Booklet),
What Do I Do Best in Terms of Skills (refer back to pages 6 and 7 of your Assessment Booklet),
What Life Style Do I Wish to Lead
          work time - 40, 50, 60, . . . hours/week,
          work location - Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, LI, small city, . . .
          home location - Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, LI, small city, . . .
          travel time - 10, 60, 120, . . . minutes/day
          firm size - large, small, business for self
What Matters to Me - Values
          adding new skills - not important, important, very important
          having a leadership role - not important, important, very important
          advancing within the organization - not important, important, very important
          working in an ethical environment - not important, important, very important.

Career Your Career Strategy for the Next Five Years.
As a sample strategy, consider an accounting major, who, before the Self Assessment, thought she would work in the accounting department of a large firm, get a masters in accounting, and perhaps become departmental manager some day. After the Self Assessment, she realized that she has always enjoyed museums. As a result, her strategy became to work in the accounting department of a museum in Manhattan, get an MBA in management, and advance to senior management at a museum

This page was last edited on August 21, 2008.