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There are many more serious examples. Do you have a physical limitation that is stopping you from succeeding in your career choice? If so, write it down. #2: Age, Sex, Ethnicity, and Orientation These are the restrictions that nobody wants to deal with. Do they exist? Yes. Is it OK? No! But bias exists and restricts us in our career choices, so there’s no sense fighting it. 35 A Career-Changer’s Checklist by Warren E. Wyrostek © 2010 Pearson Education Inc. CHAPTER 4 What Can You Do? ) But come up with a plan to work with it.

You might know what you want and like, but based on requirements and sacrifices you might have to make, what are you willing to do? Is the sacrifice more than you are willing to endure? ” Well…no! You do what you’re willing to do to make it. You have to be the one to make the decision. One person’s sacrifice is another person’s walk in the park. Another way to phrase this question is this: How bad do you want something? How bad do you like what you want? Desire can be a restriction. Maybe you don’t have the desire to succeed that your friend has.

You will overlook some things. Act like you are justifying your job to an employer. Details! Details! Details! #2: What Are Your Skills? Now that you know what you have done, you have to confront what your skills are . What skills do you have? What are you good at? What do you like to do? 64 A Career-Changer’s Checklist by Warren E. Wyrostek © 2010 Pearson Education Inc. CHAPTER 6 What Do You Know How to Do? ) These are typical interview questions that many folks don’t ever consider. When you are looking at a position as a programmer, for example, you have to identify what programming skills you have.

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