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Career Tips: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Post Author Alana Davis
Aug 25, 2014 4:32:54 PM
Career Tips

What do you want to be when you grow up?  It’s a question we are asked as children, at which time, the possibilities are endless:  Superhero, Princess, Doctor, Veterinarian, Scuba Diver, and the list goes on.  As children, our imaginations take us wherever, doing whatever we can imagine!  As adults, dreams of princesses and heroes may not come to fruition. Some do go on to become doctors and divers, but for most of us, we end up doing something completely opposite of what the 5-year-old version of ourselves proclaimed.  While this isn’t always an undesirable destiny, many adults end up revisiting that childhood question: What do I want to be when I grow up?  

Recently, a friend and her husband made the decision to relocate in order to be closer to family.  The house sold quicker than expected, and the job hunt was on!  Rather quickly, she was able to land a great opportunity within her previous field; however, after three months her husband had yet to secure employment.  She recalled to me that in his frustration from failing to find openings specific to his experience, he started to ask himself, “What do I want to be when I grow up?”  He was beginning to wonder if he was in the wrong field to begin with or perhaps needed to make a career switch.  As a result, he decided to broaden his job search and was able to secure a great position in a related field, but with responsibilities he had not previously considered for himself.

Perhaps you’re in a similar transition, where you are in need of employment, either from the loss of a job or relocation.  Or maybe you’ve chosen a certain career path and you either do not feel it is the right fit for you or you are working countless hours and seeing little reward for your hard work.  Whatever the case may be, take some time to revisit those childhood dreams and consider a career change.  Use your imagination, keep your mind open, and consider trying something new.  You may just find a new career you love that is completely outside of your original background.  At MAU, the employees are a melting pot made up of people of all ages, from differing cultural backgrounds, varying educations, and work experience.  If you visit one of MAU’s manufacturing clients, you may be surprised to find a recent high school graduate who hasn’t chosen a career path but is gaining great work experience working alongside a former teacher or mortgage broker who wanted to spend more time with family and made a career change to work in a state- of- the- art manufacturing facility. 

If you are still trying to answer the question ‘What do I want to be when I grow up?’ and are looking  to start, change or continue your career, visit the MAU job board to see all the great opportunities offered, and make your life better. Start your NEW career today!

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