Your Dream Career?
Do you ever feel you still don't know
what you want to be when you grow up?
you're not sure what you'd like to do (you just know that what you're doing
now isn't what you want) you can find some clues to your dream career by
looking at how you choose to spend your free time.
Your answers to the following questions
can help you start to identify the type of jobs you'd most likely enjoy:
1. If you had an evening off,
what would you rather do?
a. Go to a party
b. Stay home and surf
c. Spend time enjoying
your favorite hobby
d. Go to a movie
2. Which section of the newspaper
do you turn to first?
a. Advice column or letters to
3. What would you prefer to
do at a party?
a. Greet people at the
b. Join in a discussion
of current events
c. Make hors d'oeuvres
4. Which book would you rather
receive as a gift?
a. Chicken Soup for
b. A Brief History
c. How Things Work
d. An art book for your
5. What would you rather do
in your spare time?
a. Catch up with friends
b. Organize your closets
c. Garden or do home renovations
d. Write poetry
6. It's your turn to choose
the movie. What's your first choice?
a. A romantic comedy such as Sleepless
b. A thought-provoking drama such
as A Beautiful Mind
c. An action-adventure movie such
as Star Wars
d. An independent film such as What
the Bleep Do We Know?
7. You're at a social event.
Who would you rather join?
a. A large group that is laughing a
b. A small group having a lively discussion
c. Several people playing a game such
as pool or darts
d. An individual who looks like an
8. You have the chance to
be on a reality show. You choose:
a. A show where your interpersonal
skills can help you win, such as Survivor, The Apprentice,
or The Bachelor
b. None. You think reality shows are
a mindless waste of time
c. A show that gives you the chance
to work hands-on to improve something, such as Trading Spaces
d. A show where you can win on the
basis of your talent, such as American Idol, Last Comic Standing,
or Project Runway
9. Which of the following
would your friends say best describes you?
a. A people person
Your answers can give you some clues
to your ideal career. While virtually all careers involve working with
people, information, and things, and many allow some creativity in doing
the job, most careers focus on one particular aspect and most of us have
a distinct preference.
If you answered mostly A's,
your ideal career probably involves working with people. According
to Human Resources Development Canada's National Occupation Classification,
these careers may involve: mentoring, negotiating, instructing, consulting,
supervising, persuading, speaking, serving, or assisting. Possible
career choices include: teacher, human
If you answered mostly B's,
your ideal career probably involves working with information. These
careers may include tasks such as synthesizing, coordinating, analyzing,
compiling, computing, copying, or comparing. Possible career choices include:
library assistant, editor,
organizer, accountant, private
If you answered mostly C's,
your ideal career probably involves working with things. Tasks you
might do in these careers include setting up, precision working, controlling,
driving, operating, tending, feeding, or handling. Possible career choices
include: chef, cake decorator, repair
person, carpenter, antiques
If you answered mostly D's,
your ideal career is probably creative. Possible career choices
decorator, graphic artist, fashion
Of course there are many more careers
to choose from, but knowing your preferred type can help you narrow down
here to find the career of your dreams
Tag and Catherine Goulet
founders of FabJob.com. Visit www.FabJob.com
to discover how to break into the career of your dreams.