Monday, March 30, 2015
Slice of Life #30 - 33 Careers in a one year!
After graduating from high school, I chose to pursue computing courses whereas many of my girlfriends went to teachers college. Eventually, I worked for a multinational corporation managing a money-market computing area. It was a high stress job; I dealt with many people Australia Wide, in addition you were on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The job had many highs, was rewarding and exciting.
For some reason, managing so many people, was like having my own "class" of students. Not only did you "manage" staff, you guided, nurtured and provided a supporting role. After 13 years, I had the chance to follow a different career path, although daunting I returned to University and gained teaching qualifications. Now 17 years later I know that I made the right choice.
I know that current research highlights the fact that in one's lifetime, it will be common for today's graduates to follow three careers. It was with great interest that I read an article where a young woman (Gail Nash) gave up her career as a lawyer and tried 33 careers in one year to find her dream job. Gail chose diverse job options such as Kindergarten helper, handyman, Eco Company Ceo to name a few. What job did she chose in the end? None of them she started her own company!
Gail Nash - 33 careers in one year
Kids Wearing costumes - Getty Images
Dream job - Next Exit - Getty Images