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What’s your dream job?

What is your dream job? Remember in elementary school when someone asked what you wanted to be and nothing held you back? Lawyer, astronaut, president, doctor, princess, firefighter; anything seemed possible at that time in our lives.
All throughout middle school and the beginning of high school, I used to dream about being a pediatric oncologist. Then, I slowly but surely stopped believing in myself. I convinced myself that that was not possible. I told myself I wasn’t smart enough, didn’t have enough time or money for school, wasn’t good at school, etc.
So, what is you REAL dream job? Is it still your goal? If not, why?
What’s holding you back from reaching your dreams?

Stay in the loop: Whats really going on in our job market?

I have been reading about career decisions, and I’ve learnt to look, not only on the income brackets and accessibility of jobs available in the job market at this moment in time, but the future of these jobs and the economic implications, which more than ever, are beginning to paint a dim outlook for anyone who is not keeping up with whats going on in the world and in our country.

So I picked a few articles that I have read. I think they are all eye-opening and worth the read, especially for anyone thinking about entering a new career; starting college or hoping to start internships (apprenticeships) and so forth. Its all meant to keep us open and ready for change… beating the new tides of innovation, training and education:

Here are the articles, please read and have fun:

Wanted: Factory Workers, Degree Required
This articles looks at job prospects for those (especially in the rust belt) who are hoping to see new development in manufacturing jobs under the new administration:
Read Here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/30/education/edlife/factory-workers-college-degree-apprenticeships.html?_r=0

Why Women Quit Working: It’s Not for the Reasons Men Do
This one looks into the difference between why men go unemployed versus why women go unemployed. It looks at the kind of jobs men are going for versus, the growing responsibility of women, not only in the workplace but also at home.

And take a look at whats really going on in the job market, number wise. There is alot that still needs to catch our attention: ‘who is unemployed?’ ‘Why?’ and ‘How is that changing?’ and ‘What does the future looks like?’

Happy Martin Luther King Day!

Special shoutout to Martin Luther King Jr. on this national holiday! Today we celebrate and commemorate a king who made so much possible in this world for us as a people. He is a hero and we appreciate every single thing that you’ve done to make a difference. Your death was monumental. Let’s continue to celebrate a dream, triumph, and a man who led a movement. Hug your brother and sister, use the community restroom bc you can, talk to someone who is different from you… smile at ignorance, just bc you can! Educate and grow.