Career Key

Author: Career Key's President and CEO, Juliet Wehr Jones, GCDF, J.D.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Informational Interviews Book: A New Career Resource

I recently came across Michael Gregory’s new book, “The Career Chronicles” and found it a helpful addition to my favorite career information resources. I’ve read a lot of career books, and this one is an excellent resource if you are at the informational interview stage in your research. The author asks questions like "would you choose this career again?" and how school did or did not prepare you for your work? All excellent questions you should be asking.

Look at the list below of careers and if you are interested in one of them, The Career Chronicles covers it. I organized them by Holland personality types, and grouped the careers by Career Key work groups:

  • Engineering: architect, engineer, landscape architect
  • Life sciences: soil scientist
  • Physical sciences: geologist
  • Medical sciences: pharmacist, dentist, veterinarian, speech pathologist
  • Social research: psychologist
  • Mathematics & Statistics: computer engineer
  • Literary Arts: writer
  • Drama & Dance: television broadcaster
  • Social Services: social worker, clinical therapist
  • Nursing, Therapy and Specialized Teaching: nurse
  • Educational and library services: teacher
  • Finance: accountant, banker
  • Law: lawyer
  • Promotion: marketing manager, public relations specialist
  • Sales: real estate agent, insurance sales agent, financial advisor

You can match additional careers to your personality here. You can also see another review of the book on the National Association of Admission Counseling website. Mr. Gregory interviewed over 750 professionals to write this book and the information is helpful and insightful. I recommend it.

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