Career Choice

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You are advised to spend about 50 minutes on this task.
"A person's career choice should be determined by his or her interest." Discuss. You should write at least 350 words. [60 marks]

Career choice has become a complex science with the advent of information technology, the emergence of post industrial revolution and job competition. Career choice is a complex decision for people since it determines the kind of profession that they intend to pursue in life. As students try to make career choice while in secondary school, they face problem of matching their career choices with their abilities and school performance. Most people, when making career choices, will say ‘‘I want something interesting.’’ Your interests have already influenced many of the choices made in your life: your choice of STPM and degree subjects; the ways in which you spend your spare time; the holidays, and perhaps the jobs, which you have taken during vacations. They may have been responsible for many of the friends you have made and helped you to develop your personal skills. These interests are likely to have a similar influence on your career. For some people, an interest is of such importance in their life that it is the main influence on their career choice. A gifted athlete, for example, may be able to use his or her interest and ability to succeed in a sporting career. Many more people will be content to play their sport at a recreational level, but will still take this interest into account when selecting a career or an employer. Some may enter sports-related careers, in leisure management, sports administration or promotion, retailing sports goods or teaching physical education. Others will seek out careers in different fields that offer similar opportunities for physical activity, teamwork, competition or challenge. Or they may simply choose between employers on the basis of the company sports...
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