Career and Success Assignment The overall goal of this assignment is for

Career and Success Assignment

The overall goal of this assignment is for you to learn more about the career choice you have made and/or to help you further define that career choice. In addition, I hope you will think about the connection between the career path you have chosen and how you will find success.( I am a Finance Major. Hence, seeking a career as a Financial Analyst or Fund Manager or Financial Advisor.)

This is to be written in essay format, not as bullet points or as a series of answers to the questions I have provided. You do not have to answer the questions in the order I have provided, but each part should include all of the points I have listed.

Your paper needs to include an introduction (see next section for more details on this), appropriate transitions, and conclusions.

An introduction is typically the first paragraph of your paper. The goal of your introduction is to let your reader know what he or she can expect from your paper. While there is no one formula for writing a good introduction, in general, an introduction should do the following:

Attract the Reader’s Attention

Begin your introduction with a “hook” that grabs your reader’s attention and introduces the general topic. Here are some suggestions on how to create a “hook”:

State an interesting fact or statistic about your topic

Ask a rhetorical question-this is the weakest form of an introduction.

Reveal a common misconception about your topic.

Share an anecdote (a humorous short story) that captures your topic.

Use a quotation about your career or work to begin your paper. Here’s an interesting one I read today:

More than 4.5 million people voluntarily left their jobs in November, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That was up from 4.2 million in October and was the most in the two decades that the government has been keeping track. The rate of quitting has been especially high in hospitality and other low-wage sectors, where workers have been taking advantage of strong demand to look for jobs with better pay or working conditions. (New York Times, January 4, 2022).

State your Thesis

Your thesis should be clear, and easy to find. Preview your main points and provide a transition into the first one.

Additional requirements

You should use at least four sources in this paper. You can use either MLA or APA format and if you are not very familiar with these formats, here’s a great source to help you through this:

Part I-this is what you are submitting first

Your current career choice: what is the first job you will have or hope to have?

What are the job titles you will be looking for?

What is the likely starting pay for this position? I am not asking you to include the pay range for an applicant with 5 years of experience, but rather realistic starting pay for the area of the country in which you hope to live. Please document your source for this starting pay amount.

What kind of growth is projected for this career? You should use a source to document this growth projection.

What is an actual company that you could find this position? You can search sites like Indeed to find this information or consider large local organizations. We will be using the information you provide here for our 1-1 interviews later in the semester. You will have the opportunity to adjust it if something better or more appropriate comes up before our interview. This should be an actual position that you can find is open, rather than one you are hoping will be open. This will also be the position and employer you should direct your resume and cover letter toward.

You could also focus on an internship for this assignment if that makes more sense for where you are in your degree.

If you will be continuing in a current position, select a similar position to apply for. There are all kinds of reasons you might find yourself looking for another job.

Part II

What drew you to your major and/or this career?

Identify a person you know who already has this job and ask them two questions about success in interviewing or in the job itself. If you can’t find somebody who has the position you want, you can research advice on how to be successful in the career you have chosen. You also could use one of your professors as a source of information.

What will be the career path you will be likely to follow? For example, if you start as an accountant, what are the next couple of positions you will have and how long is it likely to take you to reach the senior level position? Look out for at least five years.

Part III

How will you know when you are “successful”?

What would make you change jobs?

How long should you stay in a job before you leave? Do some research on this.

What stands between you and the job you really want? Identify one weakness and one strength, either in your skill set or your experience. You might also include your GPA or classes you have taken if they are relevant.

Assess your confidence level in securing your first professional job. Using a 5-1 scale, with 5 being extremely confident, score yourself and explain the basis of this score.