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Adventure careers by Alexander Hiam, Susan Angle

By Alexander Hiam, Susan Angle

This day, many university graduates and "re-careering" adults are looking for whatever totally different from the conventional "secure" and comfy occupation area of interest. as an alternative, they are not easy own delight, growth--and event. the excellent resource for such details first-hand stories from adventurers who dared to tread off the overwhelmed profession direction.

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The career ladder has been replaced by the career jungle gym. Or ought to be. The problem is that traditional values continue to constrain the new entrant into the job market, and society has not yet learned to support and encourage the young adult's efforts to develop a multidimensional career path. Few older adults have taken such a path, and so few mentors and role models exist for young adults. Many people still see efforts to explore the career jungle gym as play, not work. " And this is not helpful advice.

Writing Next Year's Resume We will start with the educational side, since it's easier to add for-credit experience than for-pay experience if you are currently a student. Should you take different courses? Would a year abroad help? Would specialized study be an asset? Look through the directory at the end of this chapter for inspiration. Once you have maximized the potential of conventional and alternative education, then consider adding work experience through volunteer programs, civil service, summer jobs or other options listed throughout this book.

Page 33 Step Four: Create Action Plans Now it is time to create possibility. How are you committed to living out these values in your life? How far are you willing to extend their influence in your actions? Explore your commitment by being very specific. Remember this is not a test. If charity is your number-one value, and helping the poor is the specific commitment you want to make, you don't have to beat yourself up for not having fed all the homeless people in New York City. You are charting your courageous course.

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