Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Career-Minded Chicka

I am trying to find a career, a passion, a direction for my life. I don't have one. I took The Free Career Test at www.free-career-test.com, it came out with interesting results. Basically this is what it came out with:

Occupational Interests
Percentile Profile
Administration -13th percentile
Art -47th percentile
Clerical -16th percentile
Food Service -71st percentile
Health Service-92nd percentile
Industrial Art-37th percentile
Outdoors -95th percentile
Personal Service-65th percentile
Sales-5th percentile
Science-74th percentile
Teaching / Social Service-71st percentile
Writing-81st percentile
So basically I like to be out doors, I like health services and writing. So, now I am on to finding a career that fits those types. Hmmmm....an suggestions?
I have no idea what I want to do with my life and it haunts me everyday. It seems as though all of my friends are out of school. My BFF just graduated nursing school and passed the Nclex, so she will be getting a big girl jb any day now. My older cousin is a nurse as of December. My younger cousin is an RDA. I feel like I am the only one in my social circle who doesn't even have a direction. I think I would feel better about going to school if I had a driection, something that I really wanted to do. I don't. That is the frustrating, sad part. I feel like I am so behind in life. Did I miss something somewhere? Where did I go wrong?
I am searching around a bit for my answers, how to find a career that will stimulate me and make me happy and offer me everything I want out of a job. Well Oprah has five questions to help you:
1. Does this job allow me to work with my people-individuals who share the same sensibilities about life-or do I have to put on a persona to get through the day?
2. Does this job challenge me, stretch my brain, or in any other way make me smarter?
3. Does this job open the door to potential future jobs because of brand or company title?
4. Does this job represent a considerable compromise for the sake of my family? Am I willing to make that compromise?
5. Does this job fulfill me day to day?
I will answer these questions about all the ideas for jobs that are going through my head.