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When thinking about careers, it is often easy to think of only the more "common" ones, or those which we might have day to day contact with.

If you are to make a well-made career decision, it is very important that you find out as much information as you can about as many jobs as possible.

The main reason why you need to do this is quite simple.

You shouldn't choose something if you don't know much about it, and there are so many available jobs about which you know very little.

Because our society offers such a wide range of jobs, there are also so many jobs about which you know absolutely nothing.

Surely you owe it to yourself to find out as much information you can about all the opportunities that might be open to you?

Lateral Thinking

This exercise is meant to broaden your thinking rather than be practical, so use your imagination as well as reflecting on your possible interests.
  • What trade appeals to you most?
  • What could you sell most easily?
  • What would you most like to build?
  • What would you most like to write?
  • What would you like to grow to sell?
  • What would you like to make to sell?
  • Which outdoor job appeals to you most?
  • What would you like to drive for a living?
  • What job would you like to do in a circus?
  • What type of doctor would you like to be?
  • What would you like to invent or discover?
  • In a theatre, what job would you like to do?
  • What task would you enjoy in a T.V. studio?
  • In a restaurant what job would be most suitable?
  • Which overseas country would you like to work in?
  • Which department store occupation would suit you?
  • Where would you be able to contribute most in a hospital?
  • If you were a teacher, what and/or who would you like to teach?
  • What role could you enjoy fulfilling in the travel and tourist industry?
  • If you had lived 100 years ago, what would you have liked to have done?

Are any of these real options for you?


Start thinking about jobs which are similar to the one you want.

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