Choosing your Career

Identify the type of jobs you would most likely enjoy.

If you are not sure what you would like to do (you just know that what you are doing now is not 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 identify the type of jobs you would most likely enjoy:

Go to a party
Stay home and surf the internet
Spend time enjoying your favorite hobby
Go to a movie
Advice colums or letters to the editor
Greet people at the door
Join in a discussion of current events
Help make appetizers for the guests
Chicken Soup for the Soul
A Brief History of Time
How Things Work
An art book for your coffee table
Catch up with friends over coffee
Organize your closets
Garden or do home renovations
Write poetry
A romantic comedy such as Sleepless in Seattle
A thought-provoking drama such as A Beautiful Mind
An Action-adventure movie such as Star Wars
An independent film as What the Bleep Do we Know?
A large group that is laughing a lot
A small group having a lively discussion
Serveral people playing a game such as pool or darts
An individual who looks like an interesting person
A show where your interpersonal skills can help you win, such as Survivor, The Apprentice, or The Bachelor
None. You think reality shows are a mindless waste of time
A show that gives you the chance to work hands-on to improve something, such as trading Spaces
A show where you can win on the basis of your talent, such as American Idol, Last Comic Standing, or Project Runway
A people person


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