Almost anyone fate did not bestow great and continual success. Only the happiness that comes easily, is persistent and accompanied us to the end. Seneca the Younger (born Lucius Annaeus Seneca, called. Philosopher, 4 BC - 65 AD)

Your Career Interest Report

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Writing and Journalism

Based on your responses to our Career Interest Inventory, we have an understanding of what types of career areas are right for you and why.

People who are drawn to writing and journalism typically desire to communicate with people outside of their personal circles. Whether it's their own personal beliefs or not, they have a knack for articulating a message in a way that resonates with other people. They understand and appreciate the power of the written word and its abilities to shape other people's ideas. Many people in these professions may see themselves as interpreters in some way. They are able to put into words what some of us can only feel. There are also writers who use their talents for strictly commercial purposes to influence our opinions in a particular way. Whether it's convincing us to vote for a specific candidate or buy a new car, writers and journalists are usually exceptionally adept at expressing themselves through language.

A job is not just a job. It serves other needs that are important not to ignore. Don't forget to consider different aspects of your personality when thinking about your specific job interests. Below we've given you some ideas to keep in mind. Following this, the jobs that we've listed for you were personally picked for you with these needs in mind.

Although everyone would enjoy having some money, you want more than that. Whether you actually live in a lap of luxury isn't the point either. Rather, your desire to have certain comforts in life partly relates to your job interests. In addition to making money, jobs carry other benefits too. For example, you may not make as much money being an artist, but it carries a certain amount of prestige compared to other higher paying jobs. You want to have a job associated with having favorable qualities so that you make a good impression with others. A bit of recognition does not hurt either in your book. It's far better to work hard and receive some accolades then it is to work just as hard and not have others admire you for it. Given that this is the case, think about aiming for jobs that are seen as admirable by society at large. In your area, think about jobs that connote high creativity, nobility, or intelligence. Being around people is one of the perks of the job. You are social by nature and while some people see socializing as a waste of time, working with others increases your enthusiasm for what you do. The thought of sitting in front of your computer all day without interacting with people would be joyless to you. Maybe it's that you like bouncing ideas off of other people or you just like taking breaks with people. Whatever the case, make sure you look for jobs that allow you to work with others in some way. It would not only make you happy but also productive.

On this test, we presented you with a number of questions asking you to pick one out of three job descriptions you would prefer. We also asked questions assessing some of your personality needs. From your pattern of responses to our test, we could see where your true interests lie. You were assessed in 12 different career areas. Earlier, we provided you with a description of your top career interest. Below, we provide you with a list of occupations that serve as good examples of occupations from your top career areas. Although the occupations incorporate your personal needs, it's helpful to think of this list of occupations as a starting point to help you brainstorm about different occupations within your career interest areas. Our Right Job Wrong Job Test helps target specific occupations for your type.

  • Professional Writer
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Business Planner
  • Clinical Psychologist

For some people, the hard part is figuring out what they want. For others, they know exactly what they want, but how do you get from point A to Point B? Breaking into a new career path can seem like a mystery. Fortunately, Tickle provides advice that has actually worked for real people.

Issue 1: I have some ideas, but I am unclear what the job entails
You've fantasized about being a lawyer but you're not sure what your daily life will be like. Well, who says there should only be a "Take Your Kid To Work Day?" Find someone in your desired profession and ask if you can be their "shadow" for a day, which would allow you to follow them around at their workplace and observe what they do. You have a better chance of having them agree to do this if you promise that you won't ask them questions throughout the day. Rather, sit quietly and be as unobtrusive as possible and observe what a day in their job is really like. Save your questions for when you take them out to lunch or dinner as a thank you. You may discover that the real courtroom is nothing like Law and Order, or you may leave re-affirmed that you truly do want to be a lawyer. In this case, there is no such thing as too much information.

Issue 2: I don't think I have the exact skills or work experience necessary
It's true that most of us don't fit job descriptions exactly, especially when we're trying to break into a new field. When job descriptions are created, they're an ideal description. Unless there's a specific degree or certification required that you don't have, then apply. Chances are that no one fits this description perfectly, so let the company reject you instead of rejecting yourself first. Be honest but be creative when thinking about your skills. Most of us have what is referred to as "transferable" skills. In other words, we have basic skills valued by most employers. For example, you may want to become a daycare worker but lack professional work experience with small children. This may put you at a disadvantage in comparison with someone else with this type of experience, but think about other skills that you have that would make you a good fit for the job. Previous experience in healthcare, entertainment, or education can be highlighted to your advantage. Emphasize your knowledge of First Aid or your teaching abilities. Employers may see your resume and decide that they don't want complete overlap with their current employees and instead are interested in what your unique contribution would be adding to their workplace.

Issue 3: How do I know this is the career I want?
This problem is more common than you think. There are a few ways to address this question. Taking this test is the first step — so congratulations! Second, think about whether it's the job or if it's the potential perks that make this career appealing. For example, your desire may be to become a musician in a band. Now picture yourself making enough money to earn a decent living but always playing in small venues without fame or riches. Do you still want to become a musician? If so, then this is the right career for you. If getting on MTV is driving your ambition, then you may need to think again about this career choice. Most musicians don't make it to the big time. It's the actual job itself that needs to propel you. This goes for any job you may desire. Just as in relationships, when times are good, it's easy to get along with your partner. It's during the tough times when you need the motivation to keep persevering. If you still want to pursue your career even when the going gets tough, then this is what you want. Adversity reveals what you truly desire.

Issue 4: I know what I want to do, but I have no idea how to get there
Whether it's through your business or social networks, locate someone who is at least in the ballpark in terms of your career interests. Ask them to give you their career history. How did they move up? The key here is to talk to as many people as possible and ask them how they made it and what they'd look for when they're hiring someone. In terms of finding people to talk to, you never know who has the right contact for you. Your next-door neighbor's nephew could end up being your career resource. A network of people is available for you online as well. Even go so far as to "cold" email people and introduce yourself and ask questions. You can also try requesting an information interview with people who have the job you want or are in the field you're targeting. In these meetings, you won't interview for a specific position, but you'll have a chance to ask questions and find out what the job or field really requires. When asking people how they got their dream job, you may be surprised by their answers. Bottom line: Everyone's story is different and there is no magic formula for getting the job you really want. But what you will find is that most stories involve hard work and good luck. But luck isn't completely random. People make their luck by actively networking and seeking opportunities. It's as Thomas Jefferson said: "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."

Issue 5: How do I get the job I want?
Apply for jobs that don't exist. Although this may sound crazy it does work. The trick is to gain the attention of the right person. Here are two examples of how this strategy works. David completed school and was on the job market. His interest was in computers and web design but he needed to stay in his small town for family reasons. Frustrated by the lack of jobs, he decided to take matters into his own hands. David looked up websites of local companies and discovered a new company that had a poorly designed website. David sent an email to the head of the company with advice on how to improve the company's site. Not only did the CEO appreciate the advice, but he was also impressed by David's go-getter attitude. The CEO invited him to visit the company and subsequently offered him a job that previously did not exist. Using a slightly different tactic, Sara succeeded in landing a job as well. Sara found a job posting for a position that did not quite fit with her qualifications, but she knew that she wanted to work for this company. Using the contact information provided, she sent off her resume and job application acknowledging that she did not quite fit the position but that she had a different skill set to offer. The company thought she was at least worth interviewing, and once she was there, she impressed them into creating a job for her.

As we mentioned before, we looked at your responses to 12 different career areas. In order to get a clearer picture, we created your own personal list of career preferences. We ranked your career interests from your most to your least favorite areas. In your list, we give you a brief description of the area, your interest score and a list of four example occupations