Informational Interview.docx - Daniel Washington Careers in Psychology PSYC 2030 Informational Interview Assignment 1 What parts of your job provide the

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Daniel Washington Careers in Psychology PSYC 2030 12/10/14 Informational Interview Assignment 1. What parts of your job provide the most challenges? In every university, there is a lot of bureaucracy, which can be a barrier to change. There are so many rules and constraints to the point where implementing new ideas can become a challenge. Also, a lot of people usually do not want change because they are content with sticking to what they know and doing things the traditional way. 2. What is a typical day like for you at your job? I usually see clients one on one, which is the most enjoyable aspect of my job because helping people with their issues gives me perspective on my own issues. I reflect on myself and see how I relate to clients in anyway, which can then translate into me developing an empathic approach to counseling individuals. Furthermore, my job involves speaking to groups doing administrative work, and planning programs. All of these facets to my job are interconnected because they all involve me establishing strong interpersonal connections with people. 3. How competitive is the job market in your field? In universities, the job market is moderately competitive, but competition can vary because there are so many job opportunities in my field of work. For instance, career coaching is one filed that is rapidly growing and gaining more notoriety. There are many different directions that my field has
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