空中英语教室:20110222 MP3在线课程 A Different Approach to Choosing a Career

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The resulting combination points you to jobs meant to be in sync with your nature. For example, extroverts need a lot of people contact, so they might make good sales people. Introverts need depth and focus, often preferring to work behind the scenes. Sensors thrive on concrete details and facts, so they might consider accounting. Intuitive people prefer ideas and concepts, and so are more inclined toward the arts or advertising.

Armed with a list of personality-appropriate jobs, teens can then research to find out what the job entails. "The main question is, 'What do I do that makes me really feel alive, that energizes me?'" Tieger said.

High school students likely won't ─ and shouldn't ─ nail down a specific career path; exploring your interests and life's purpose is partly what college is for. But it helps to develop a general idea, so when the time comes to pick a major they can choose something relevant. 

"Basically what you're starting out with is a compass needle that's going around in circles, so anything you can do to make the swing of the compass needle smaller will be really helpful," said Nicholas Lore, director of the Rockport Institute (rockportinstitute.com), a career design and research firm in Rockville, Md.

产生的组合会指向最符合你本性的工作。比如说,外向的人需要和很多人接触,因此他们或许能成为良好的销售人员。内向的人需要深度及焦点,往往偏好幕后工作。感官型的人对具体细节及事实如鱼得水,因此可以考虑会计。直觉型的人偏好想法及概念,因此更倾向于对艺术或广告感兴趣。

青少年备有一长串符合个性的工作选择后,就可以搜索资料,找出该项工作的条件内容为何。「主要问题是:『我要做什么才能真正让我觉得有生命力、让我活力十足?』」堤格说。

高中生很可能不会──也不应该──决定未来将走的特定职涯道路;上大学的部分目的,就是探索自己的兴趣及人生目的。但培养出概括性的了解会有帮助,未来在选择主修时,就可以选出和自己相符的领域。

「基本上,一开始你的罗盘指针会不断转圈圈(译注:此为比喻性的说法,指探索未来可能从事的职业生涯方向,就宛如拿着罗盘找寻想到达的目的地的方位一样),所以任何能够让罗盘指针旋转幅度变小的做法,都会很有帮助。」美国马里兰州洛克维尔的事业规划研究公司洛克波特研究院(rockportinstitute.com) 院长尼可拉斯·洛尔如此表示。