Read Introduction and chapter 1 in (Getting from College to Career by Lindsey Pollak, ISBN 978-0062069276) Must Have access to this book. Please make sure you have the book before bidding on this assignment.
We talked about fears in the Jia Jiang assignment, and Lindsey Pollak outlines how to calm those fears. One of them is to start talking to people who are farther along in their careers than you.
seek advice from at least three people WHO LOVE THEIR JOBS. In 2-3 pages (more if necessary), transcribe the answers you receive to the following questions AND the final paragraph(s) in section 2, below.
No need to paraphrase answers or put responses into essay format: Just repeat the questions and answers for each interviewee.
a. What do you wish you had known about your career when you were just starting out?
b. What interests did you follow initially?
c. How was your job satisfaction at first?
d. How did you you “pay your dues” and build skills to get bigger opportunities?
e. What opportunities if any came because you built those skills?
f. How is your job satisfaction at this point?
2. Finally, add 1-2 paragraphs about your interviewees’ experience through the lenses of Cal Newport AND Chapter 1 of Getting from College to Career AND Carol Dweck (Growth Mindset).
g. Did your people follow their passion and or find their passion through skills and emerging opportunities? (Some people do both.)
h. Did you see any correlation between your interviewees’ experience and our textbook?