Career Essay

315 WordsNov 30, 20102 Pages
We seem to think that choosing the right career is an easy task. I too felt the same way until I found myself stuck in a dead end job. As a elementary student we are taught to set goals that predefine what we will be when we grow up. Those careers appeared to be very promising at that time. By the time we reach middle school not only have those goals changed but they are now completely opposite of the career path chosen in elementary school. At the high school level after having experienced working in our various part-time positions, we now know what career path we should not choose. Even at college level some still have not decided which career path to take. After college I started working as a secretary for Johns Hopkins APL. I moved up the ladder to become an Administrative Assistant. Well, admin assistant was as far as I could go on the admin ladder. So, here I am in a dead end position and faced with choosing a new career path. Needless to say I had no idea which direction I wanted to go in. I knew how much I enjoyed working with computers and found it to be very enjoyable. I spoke to my supervisor concerning my interests. He advised me to speak with the IT department to see if they had any type of mentorship programs. As it turned out they did. I began my training 1 month after speaking with the IT supervisor. I worked as a trainee for 8 months until I was hired as desktop support for that department. I did not stop there I went on to complete my Microsoft certifications and pursing a BS in computer networking. I am very happy in position. Finally, I can say I love my job and this is the correct career path for

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