Wednesday, September 11, 2013

How to Be a Forty Percenter

A joint survey conducted in 2012 by Parade magazine and Yahoo! Finance revealed that 60% of the 26,000 participants would choose a different career if they had it to do all over again.  The poll could have proved quite valuable to young adults if two important follow-up questions had been included:

    1.  How did you choose your current career?
    2.  If you were able to do it all over again, what would you do differently to identify a career 
         that was a good fit?

Responses would have created a rich repository of anecdotal wisdom for helping young adults navigate options and make decisions that align with their life goals and passions. 

The good news is that much of the guesswork and subjective basis in choosing a career can be avoided through time-tested and professionally-validated evaluations which IDMyPlan employs in the Career Start Program.  These evaluations are essentially constructed on the wisdom and experience of hundreds of thousands of individuals who have participated in testing and assessments over the past eighty years.  

Combining  the results of assessments with professional advising, online goal- tracking tools, and accountability methods, Career Start gives young adults a greater level of confidence in taking ownership of their future.  IDMyPlan’s personalized WorkStyle ID Card further equips the student to objectively evaluate options, conduct informational interviews, and articulate personal strengths, values and work preferences.

Our goal for IDMyPlan students is for them to be the 40% who would not have done anything different if they had it to do over again.

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