It’s no surprise that careers matching the Social personality type are growing quickly with our aging population needing health care and our expanding community, education, and family needs. Hello Patti, I noticed that you listed Technical Writer as #18 (right next to Funeral Director at 19) in your list of fastest growing professions. I have been a technical writer for more than 10 years and back in September of ’09, it took me 3 months to get a job. Just some trivia to add to your well thought out article. Also, see my article on Accidental Technical Writer (lists hiring companies) on thewriteword on Hubpages.
The notebook is a great tool. Of course, you will use it for writing notes, but also, I have used it to write down maps to job interviews, to have a recruiter write down information when they were out of cards and materials, and to take notes when I was outside of the main area, checking my voice mail messages.
Although military marriages are no more likely to end than civilian marriages, they are faced with unique challenges that not every couple is prepared for. For example, a military spouse is not as likely to find a career. A potential employer has to face the possibility that the employee might leave with only a few day’s notice if the spouse is stationed elsewhere.
I’ve been asked by parents, over and over again, how their child can become a Model Builder, too. I always encourage parents to take lots of pictures of their kid’s work. I cannot stress this enough. A good LEGO portfolio is the most important thing to share along with your resume. You could also bring some printouts or photos to a job interview.
A career as a professional gamer is very unstable. As already stated in the Cons section, a gaming career does not provide any retirement plans. Importantly, there’s also a peak to one’s mental and physical capabilities, which is around 30 years old. Once past the peak, it would be extremely difficult to keep up with the young competitors.
So if you weren’t at the meeting in which the ad agency and the client, XYZ Beer discussed who to target next quarter then you can’t be involved with the creative idea for the TV commercial. An idea may be funny, creative, brilliant but whey you don’t know the plans the client has your idea just isn’t likely to fit.