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Ryan Fessler Find Your Future: Treat Career Exploration like a Trip to the Toy Store Page 323 Journal #4 Peter Vogt’s article, “Find Your Future: Treat Career Exploration like a Trip to the Toy Store” caught my attention pretty quickly because he started off talking about toys, which I am a big fan of. He used the toys and the toy store as metaphors with careers and career exploration. Vogt’s tips for searching for a career were good suggestions for me. His tips were to make sure you look at careers you’re not familiar with, go explore the environment of different careers, and find some small jobs that will give you a feel as to what the career you’re interested in is like. Looking on every shelf of a toy store and going down every aisle is something that I used to do, and I found it easy to compare this to browsing careers. You never know what you’ll find when you go up and down each aisle, and the same goes for careers. Sometimes searching for a career may lead to another career you may have not
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Unformatted text preview: known about. Vogt states that, “Research among new college graduates shows that many stumbled upon their majors.” I took this to heart and I have always kept an open mind to different careers, even though I am focusing on business. I have been to a couple of different workplaces. My dad used to own a restaurant, and that experience made me realize I don’t want to go down that road. I currently work at Wal-Mart, which has given me the opportunity to see how much work retail is. Taking all of Vogt’s tips and applying them to career searching was helpful to me, and I think that many students would benefit from these tips. Careers, like toys, are things that you Ryan Fessler Find Your Future: Treat Career Exploration like a Trip to the Toy Store Page 323 need to play with and examine carefully. If you don’t try out a couple of different career paths, you’ll never know what they are like....
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