Social Sciences - SOS-150 Self Assessment and Career...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
SOS-150 Self Assessment and Career Exploration The Career Fitness Program: Exercising Your Options , 8th ed., by Diane Sukiennik, William Bendat, and Lisa Raufman (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007). Building Professionals: Creating a Successful Portfolio , by Dianne J. Orton et al. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2003). Assignment 1 1. Interview three (3) "real people" in your life about their career decisions. These can be a person with whom you work, family, friends, professors, or anyone who is willing to share their own career experiences. 2. Write at least a one-page summary on each person. 3. Write at least a one-page reaction to these interviews. Include thoughts that you have regarding these questions, new ideas that have been generated from completing the assigned reading, and your own reactions to work and career. Questions: How would you describe the type of work you perform? What are some tasks you perform in a typical day that you really enjoy? What prompted you choose this field? What training would a person need for you field in today’s world? Are their particular skills required for your position? Did you ever think of choosing a different career? Do you have any regrets? First interview Name: Mac Length of time in field: 30 years How would you describe the type of work you perform? I work on the telephone lines inside security clearance required buildings. What are some tasks you perform in a typical day that you really enjoy? I like to also work on the computer networking and the phone conference lines a bit, only because others don’t seem to know how. I prefer to work with my hands. So whenever I can get dirty and use tools, I’m happy. What prompted you choose this field? Back in Ireland, they tell us what we’d be good at, then offer to put us through school for that field. In Ireland at 16 BT – British Telecommunications, offered to put me through college and pay me as a full time employee. At sixteen, this is what we do. I’ve been in the field ever since. I have and engineering degree but I like what I do. What training would a person need for you field in today’s world? Aaah, I don’t know. It seems like most people have experience from somewhere. Although before they hire you, you must pass three hours of psychological testing as well as five hours of math problems. The math problems are not your usual math but specific to telephone lines and electricity. You never seem to actually finish the tests and every wrong answer cancels out a right answer.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Are their particular skills required for your position? Yes, many. You have to understand complex circuitry, phone lines and electricity.
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 09/29/2010 for the course SOCIAL SCI SOC 150 taught by Professor Riccioni during the Summer '10 term at Thomas Edison State.

Page1 / 4

Social Sciences - SOS-150 Self Assessment and Career...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online