Friday, May 7, 2010

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Still not sure what you want to be when you grow up? This is a common question that many adults find themselves pondering. Perhaps an unexpected job loss or a personal crisis has you looking deeper into the meaning of life, where you fit, and how you would like to be remembered. If you are at that crossroads and are truly stumped, ask yourself the following questions and look for clues in your responses.

-In a bookstore, what sections do you gravitate towards?
-What are your favorite magazines?
-What hobbies do you enjoy or would like to develop further?
-If you could take a free class at a local University, what class would you take?

Other exploration strategies include taking career assessments, volunteering, conducting informational interviews, and attending events, lectures/talks, or conferences in a field of interest. Hear personal experiences from a panel of career changers at www.ukalumni.net/career.