TD5-Career Advice - Module 5 TD-Career Advice-Dr....

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Module 5 TD-Career Advice-Dr. Beckwith-Howard Imagine that you are being interviewed by a graduating high school senior (or college senior). This young person wants advice: he or she wants a job like yours "What do I have to do? What is the most important advice you can give me?" he (or she) is asking. "Was there an element of luck in your career choice and/or success? If yes, can you explain?" Answer in 2-3 paragraphs. Be clear, concise and logical. You are free to advise the student to follow you or to stay away from this career choice. Then comment on another student's post. Nobody can just join the Army and get the job I have. It takes years to achieve this level of responsibility and authority. The advice I’d give you as a Soldier and a Leader is, first, if you want to join this profession, you have to commit, as you can’t just quit when it gets tough or all you thought it would be cracked up to. It’s a commitment to yourself, your fellow Soldiers that depend on you, your Army, and the citizens of this nation. You have an initial contractual obligation to a number of years that you decide to initially enlist for. Once you near the end of that obligation, you have to make a few choices: get out, go to the reserve component, or re- enlist for another contractual obligation. It is at that point you can say you have made a career of a military profession. However, you are a professional Soldier from the day you graduate Basic Combat Training and your advanced individual training for the specific job you want to do in the military. First, the Army has to want you. There are enough people out there wanting to join, so stand in line, hope that your ASVAB test scores are good enough, and prepare yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually for the journey of your lifetime. Discipline, dedication, motivation, and hard work are just a few of the characteristics you must
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2011 for the course BUS BUS303 taught by Professor Dr.marshabeckwith-howard during the Spring '11 term at Trident Technical College.

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