1.Describe your ideal lifestyle during your working life.
I don’t know where I will work in future. Maybe I will work in bank or I will have my own business. In ideal I will work flextime, my salary will be high and I’ll have many benefits (free medical insurance, company car, profit-sharing, stock options, bonuses est.). I will work carefully, and if I will work in bank or another company (not mine) I expect to be promoted every several years. If job won’t satisfy me, I’ll change it. What status indicators are absolutely essential for you?
I have no idea how my career will develop. I expect to work for several different companies in my life. While I m young and full of energy, I think, it s money and comfortable lifestyle. Job satisfaction, variety and being useful for society will be my priorities later… I hope to find job with all of this priorities but I don t think that I will be so lucky, so it will be my choice. What kind of job can light your fire?
I think that job which can light my fire should be interesting, challenging, satisfying, I have no idea how my career will develop but I hope that job which corresponds this characteristics will be able to light my fire. How can you note down the difference between vocation, career and job? Vocation is the most profound of the three and it has to go with your calling. It s what you are doing in life that makes a difference for you, that builds meaning for you… Career is line of work. It s not the same as your calling. A job is the most specific and immediate of three terms. It has to do with who s employing you at the moment and what your job description is for the next 6 months or so. 2. What are your priorities in building up your career paths? While I m young and full of energy, I think, it s money and comfortable lifestyle. Job satisfaction, variety and being useful for society will be my priorities later… I hope to find job with all of this priorities but I don t think that I will be so lucky, so it is my choice. How much important are material accomplishments for you now? I think they are not so important for me now, because I am studying and all material accomplishments I have were earned by my parents. But after few years, I think, they will play a significant role in my life, because I will try to support myself and my parents in perspective. What is a typical job search plan?
1. Decide on the ‘big picture’ issues.
Determine the job you want.
Determine where you want to live.
Determine the best companies for you.
2. Determine your search strategy.
3. Write a résumé (CV) and covering letter.
4. Prepare for interviews.
5. Gain experience.
Internships, Summer jobs, Self-employed jobs, Temporary work, Volunteer work, Campus activities.
6. Follow up.
Be proactive after an interview — don’t just sit and wait for the phone to ring. Write a brief ‘thank you letter’ restating why you would be the right person for the job. Or make a follow-up call to ask how the decision process is going. What is understood by “job sculpting”?
Job sculpting is a procedure where the job profile is designed according to an employee’s interests rather than expecting the employee to fit into the job. 8 life interests and suggested that an employer who can cater to three of the eight life interests can create an interesting and satisfying job for the employee: 1. Application of Technology
2. Quantitative Analysis
3. Theory Development and Conceptual Thinking
4. Creative Production
5. Counselling and Mentoring
6. Managing People and Relationships
7. Enterprise Control
8. Influence Through Language and Ideas
3. What are career decisions based on?
Good career decisions have to be based not just on your aptitudes, but on your ‘deep’ interests. Do people make a conscious career choice or does it happen by accident? Nowadays people’s career choice happens by accident. In past, when you took a job, the company decided the moves you...