Your career is
the second or third most important choice you’ll make after you’ve
chosen a mate. After all, most people spend about 40 hours a week
working and much of the rest of their time is spent recovering from
work, preparing for work or taking care of the things you’ve bought with
the money you’ve earned working.
Ideally people would consult a trained career counsellor before choosing
a career, training or some other form of education. Many people simply
fall into a job and stick to it until they can’t leave because of debts
and other commitments.
Career testing is available from professional psychologists (check the
Yellow Pages) and often from the student counselling departments of
colleges and universities.
Check the information on Who Am I? in the Marriage section of this website. Matching your choice of career to your unique
pattern of desires will dramatically improve your chances of career
Completing the VIA Signature Strengths Questionnaire will also help you
to select a career that you will find personally satisfying.
Converting a job or career into a calling based upon your Signature
Strengths is the ultimate stress management strategy.
I've had numerous clients benefit from reading What Color Is Your Parachute? (2017) A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Nelson Bolles (Updated yearly)
Becoming a Master Student
I’ve counselled many college “drop-outs” over the years. They usually
admit to coasting through high school on their intelligence alone and
then fail at advanced education because they never learned to study. No
one convinced them that the competition would be stiff.
If I’m successful, I persuade them to read Becoming a Master Student by Dave Ellis. Once they learn to take notes in class and prepare
for exams etc. they are more able to apply their intelligence in the
academic arena. It’s a genuine pleasure to watch them succeed knowing
they’re on the way to a better lifestyle.
The economic value of education - pages 11-14
The value of a day’s education
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