career Planning 职业规划
T: You'll soon graduate from your university. Do you have any plans for the future?
J: I'm planning to go to graduate school, but I also want to find a job. Otherwise, I'll have nowhere to go if I fail the entrance exam.
T: Do you have a clear career path to follow?
J: career path? I'm not sure.
T: what kind of job do you want after graduation?
J: I want to become a professor, a lawyer, an editor, a civil servant...
T: wait! You can't do so many things at the same time. What exactly do you want to do?
J: I don't know. Do you have any advice for me?
T: yeah,you should first decide what kind of career you really want, plan your career path, and then try your best to achieve your goal.
J: I think perhaps I need to buy a few years while I figure out about my career.
T: no, you can't waste your time wandering around. If you want a job that requires a higher degree or diploma, you should focus on your graduate school extrance exam;if you want a job that needs working experience, you should start job hunting and consider further studies at a later time.
J: thank you so much for your advice. I'll think it over.
T: There're hundreds of career options out there. How can I make a choice?
J: Well,befor you can make a career choice, J think you have to learn about your of For examplc, you should know your values, interests, skills, your personality, etc.
T: How can I decide which occupation is appropriate for me?
J: You can use self-assessmcnt tools or career tests. You can find free tests onlinc. Or, you can simply ask a career counsclor or a career developmcnt professional for help.
T: And then, what's the net step?
J: Then look over the list of on cupations generated through self-assessmcnt and come up with a shorter list for you to explore.
T: So I can cut down tbose jobs that I rtnd unappcaling?
J: Absolutely. After that, you can look at the job dcscion. educational and other requircmcnts, job outlook,adVancement opportunities. earnings and those kinds of things.
T: Where can I get all that information?
J: You can search onlinc, or ask friends or rclatives who have the firsthand knowledge.
T: There's a lot to do!
J: Surely there is, you will havc to put some time and but your effort will bc wcll worth it.