How did you choose your job?

United States
November 4, 2006 9:14am CST
I am curently in school and need to start thinking about what I want to do with my life.. I have been so confused it is such a hard choice. So hard I have put it off for to many years. How did you choose what you wanted to do with your life?
5 responses
@sbeauty (5871)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I started out taking teaching in college in 1969 because I didn't really realize all the fields I could have gone into instead. Plus, I had always loved kids, so this seemed a natural choice for me. Unfortunately, when I student taught, I hated teaching. So, I went out and got a job where I remained for 14 years. I stayed home for awhile with my kids. Then I finally got back into the teaching field because it pays better than anything else I can get. I wouldn't recommend teaching to any young person, though. It's turned into an almost impossible job with no percs, no support, no money, and high stress levels.
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• United States
4 Nov 06
That is an exclent response thank you. I also have worked in the day care feild for a while now. Want to do home daycar with my kids curently while I take classes to be a elm school teacher.
@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
4 Nov 06
I've had a long and varied employment history in the secretarial field. My first job out of high school was working for 5 officers of a bank. Very interesting job, which included handling wire transfers of money for the Navy payroll in our area. After getting married and having two kids, I worked for attorneys for over 20 years. Never a dull moment there. After leaving the legal field, I worked for a large commercial development company in their retail development and leasing division. I followed that with a job with a company that selected sites for national restaurant chains. Then I retired. Got tired of that after five months and a neighbor asked me to help out where she worked. I've now been in that job (working for a financial investment firm) for almost 5 years. This has been my favorite job since I only work part time and I choose which days and what hours I work. I can also do a lot of the computer work from home and don't have to go into the office every day. The best of two worlds. Just enjoy what you do and you should do great.
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• United States
10 Mar 07
Thanks for giving me the best response. ...and I still love my job.
• United States
4 Nov 06
It chose me. I have loved painting since I was 2 years old. www.mgcreativearts.com That's my website if you are interested.
@crisav (24)
• Greece
4 Nov 06
First, look what you like most. Then, see if you like doing that (you start in the morning and when you finish you watch that have past 6 hours! hehe) If you like that you do you will be the best on this work. Except if you don't know anything at all. Then choose a job where you make 2-3 times more than a 9-5 job.
@macubx (11433)
• Philippines
4 Nov 06
i didnt choose my job, my job choose me..