Choosing Your Career (Career Choices)

Choosing Your Career (Career Choices)

Choosing a career, for the first time, can be scary and difficult! You’re walking into the unknown; not knowing if you would sink or swim. Many things come across your mind, such as “how much money would I make”, “is that type of business booming today”, and “how do I know if this is really the career for me”? In excitement and eagerness, you outline your SMART goals and begin looking for ways to accomplish those goals. Today, I want to encourage you about career placement and advancement.

Society teaches the average individual to seek booming careers, such as law, medicine, and IT. In these careers, you’ll always find a job because they’re expanding and becoming necessities to the world. The statement is true, but I caution you to choose wisely. A lot of people start out in one career and transition to another; not because they aren’t intelligent or capable of handling their responsibilities, but because they’ve learned that it doesn’t guarantee happiness and self-satisfaction.

When I graduated from high school, I wanted to be a school teacher because I loved the character of the teachers I had. Educating others seemed self-satisfying to me, so I started pursuing a career in Education. I wanted to help others as well as help myself. Teaching benefits the student and the teacher. As I got through the first two semesters, I began noticing how this career did not meet my expectations. Expectations tend to change as we get older and as we experience new things. I couldn’t cope with my studies, so I dropped out of the academy and started seeking all over again.

There are so many people today that have wasted months, even years, trying to find the career that fits them. They go from one career to another and one job to another. The truth is they haven’t taken the time to stop and think about what makes them happy. Happiness increases productivity. If you engage in a career that makes you happy, you’ll do great at it and always look for ways to improve. Computers, coding, and technical stuff makes me happy, so I don’t mind learning as much as I can about the IT field. Major and go into a career that makes you happy. Some of you may be saying, “what if I don’t know what makes me happy?”

Choosing Your Career (Career Choices)Sometimes, people take Undecided majors because they really don’t know what makes them happy and self-satisfied. One thing I’ve learned to do is watch and analyze those already in the career field. There’s no harm in reaching out to professionals in your desired career field and asking them questions about their experiences. Perform an informational interview with them and after reviewing their experiences, make sure it’s something you would be willing to handle. The second thing I’ve learned to do is job tours. Certain companies will allow you to tour the facility and speak to professionals in the company about their day-to-day duties. Google is a good example. They put videos on YouTube of their employees; showing you how they enjoy working for the company. If this doesn’t suffice, you can schedule a tour to meet Google employees; giving you the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like. Some people need visuals and if that’s you, seek job tours. Besides job tours and informational interviews, you can test out the career for 90 days. Your career today doesn’t have to be your permanent career. Get a feel of things and take in variety from different companies.

All in all, invest in and pick a career that brings you happiness and self-satisfaction. If you do, you’ll find yourself active in the career for a long time rather than becoming burned out after five to ten years. Once you’re placed in your career, be respectful, obedient, and mannerly towards leadership. Take the “baby” approach and learn as much as you can about the business’ overall objectives as well as your annual to-dos from management. Over-accomplish and don’t worry about rewards and compensation at first. It’ll find their way to your lap after a while. Be the sparkle, example, and role-model your team and its members need.

Toast Pop Travels: Hyman’s Seafood Company


In the heart of the historic district of Charleston, South Carolina is a wonderful staple business that has stood for over a century. What began as a wholesale center in 1890 has become Hyman’s Seafood restaurant and Aaron’s Deli; a city landmark, a critically acclaimed eatery, and a very popular dining spot! Critics regard Hyman’s for quality food and service all for great prices and many famous faces have dined there at some point, as you will see by the dozens of gallery-style portraits and even on little plaques on the dining tables. It might get a little crowded, but it is not the least bit uncomfortable and worth the wait. Its popularity contributes to the restaurant’s lively atmosphere.  There is something for everyone at the cost of twenty dollars at most for a dinner meal. The complimentary boiled peanuts and hush puppies are some of the best! Usually families with children are even presented with coupons for complimentary dessert redeemable at the general store on the way out, and you can take some of your Hyman’s experience with you when you purchase from their array of souvenirs! Beyond the hype, a trip to Hymans can be a great personal tradition. It’s a family owned business spanning about five generations after all. My own family often vacations in Charleston, and our experiences are not complete if we don’t go to Hymans. Southern cuisine and hospitality couldn’t be a better value anywhere else!

Plan your visit to Hymans!


Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/HymansSeafood
Menu: http://www.hymanseafood.com/files/file/Hymans_Seafood_Menu.pdf

Mobile app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hymans/id494362469?mt=8
Free for Apple devices. Access their menu, find recipes, get in on the daily deals, and more!  

Gfreely

Gfreely

Think healthy, now think how hard it can be sometimes to eat that way. What would you say to getting a box filled with super healthy and gluten free snacks delivered right to your front door each and every month? Believe it or not, Gfreely is a company that is making this a reality. For only $19 a month plus shipping you will get your surprise box delivered right to you or a loved one every month.

You will get super cool snacks, recipes, and of course GFree foods in the box. It’s different each month, so there’s never any fear of growing bored with what they send. You may or may not know that it can sometimes be quite difficult to find gluten free foods at your local supermarket and if you do they don’t always taste the best. What’s cool about this monthly box is they hand pick foods that taste amazing and are good for you.

A lot of monthly subscription boxes offer small sample sized portions of the products that they feature, and while you will get sample sizes in this box, they also include full sized foods and even things you can cook and eat as your entire meal. They don’t just send you cheap food, they send you a whole new lifestyle in a box. You will feel better and notice that the food you eat taste better when you try eating gluten free, and there is no better time or way to start than right now with a Gfreely subscription.

For more information on Gfreely or to subscribe to their monthly box be sure to check out their website, Facebook, or Twitter.

ArtfulTea

Artful TeaIt’s hard to find a good cup of tea in a market full of mass produced products. ArtfulTea is one company that is changing that. With a vast variety of teas to choose from, there is a blend of tea for just about everyone. This company takes the art of tea making and tea drinking and focuses mainly on that, rather than trying to sell you a cheap product. Each of their teas and tea accessories is of the highest quality and it truly is evident in the taste and smell of their teas.

There are some really cool features on their website ArtfulTea.com that help their customers better understand the art of tea and how to choose the tea that is right for them. The Tea Wisdom section of their website shares insightful information about their teas, how to prepare the perfect cup of tea and even information on how long you can store tea. Aside from a variety of tea offerings, they also have a nice selection of tea related accessories, everything is obviously designed to suit any tea lovers needs. It’s a one stop place to get your tea, accessories, and information about tea. Spend $75 or more and you even get free shipping!

ArtfulTea is one tea company that is making their name known by providing high quality teas that anyone can enjoy. They focus on their customers and providing a unique tea experience every time. Their slogan is “A creative mixture of luxury loose leaf teas and tea accessories” and they live up to that! This fall and holiday season be sure to get the tea lover in your life some ArtfulTea and bring back the true art of tea.

What A Business Card Says

Perhaps you have just opened your first website? Maybe you own your own business? You could even just want to find a good study partner in school? All of those reasons and more are great ways to use a business card to help aid in those pursuits. A business card can speak for you in many situations. In the digital age in which we live you may think that a business card is unnecessary, but it is quite the opposite. While it is true that some people will ignore your card and possibly even throw it away, you will find that the people who have any remote interest in you and what you are doing would love to have a business card from you. It is a formal way to make sure that a certain person or place has your contact information. It’s just as easy to misplace an email with your contact information as it is to lose a small card containing your details. In fact I think that business cards, if you choose a good and proper design for yours, can prove to be much more useful than an email or phone call.

The main things to remember when choosing a design for your business cards are that it needs to represent you or the business you are trying to promote clearly. When people see the card they need to be able to clearly know what you or your business is about. If you have a design firm you don’t want to choose a design for your card that has dogs and cats on it. Hopefully if you own a design firm you would already know that though. Another important thing is to not overdo the design. Add only the vital information and a simple design to the card for the most effective outcome. Lastly, keep in mind that the whole point in the card is to promote something or be a useful form of contact information for someone to get in touch with you. Don’t give them to just anyone, give them to the people that count, make the cards a special thing and not an overstocked commodity. A business card has been the most effective accessory to a business for years, and that is not going to change anytime soon.

Protein Bakery

You like cookies and brownies? Who doesn’t! Can you imagine getting a delecious baked good and having it filled with the protein that you need? Doesn’t sound right does it? Well, it is real and it is more than possible to get you some of them! Protein Bakery is a company that specializes in providing baked good products that taste amazing and are filled full of protein. Now, I understand that you may be a little skeptical about a cookie that is good for you, or a brownie full of protein, but consider this…Oprah Winfrey herself loves the baked goods from Protein Bakery. This is one company that is not just interested in making a profit either, while any business obviously makes money, they appear to be doing it literally for the love of warm baked treats that provide you with the vitamins you need. They even offer a program where anyone can sell their products and make a nice little chunck of change on the side. A company that cares enough about their customers to offer the products that they want and a program that allows them to make some extra cash off of these delecious treats is one worth checking out. For more information on this revolutionary company that provides us with the food we want, makes it taste great, and fills it with the protein that we need, simply go to www.ProteinBakery.com!

Primula

You hear lots about coffee anymore, but what about tea? There is a large number of people who love tea, just as much as coffee drinkers love their coffee. Primula is one company that takes those people into mind, in fact they take it a step further. Their shop offers a wide variety of teas and tea products, while they do offer a few coffee related items such as a coffee press, their main focus is on teas.

This family owned business has been around since 1946, creating unique and memorable items that make any cup of tea or coffee special. For so many people teas and coffees are more than just a drink, they are something much more special. The cool thing about Primula is that they feel that teas and coffees are very special drinks as well, therefore you can only imagine how wonderful an experience they make it to fix a cup of your favorite hot beverage.

They offer many different and unique takes on the process of making and drinking hot drinks. A lot of their individual drink making and preparation items are clear, glass, and see-thru. One specific reason for this is that they offer some very special blooming teas that you can see better when they are in a clear container. That is just one more way that Primula is making hot drinks something worth talking about and they have been doing a fantastic job at it since 1946, and no doubt will continue to do so for many years to come.