• Career Choice (Evaluation of a Case Study)

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    This 5 page paper evaluates a case study submitted by a student. Matt is 60 years old and has never been happy in his work life. His experience, degree and test results are considered in presenting a plan as to what Matt should do with his life. Theories of career choice are discussed. No bibliography.

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    has a daughter in college. Matt is a 60 year old man who is not satisfied with his work life. Since he graduated college with a degree in philosophy,  he wanted to continue his education but did not have the resources after the death of his father. Like many people, had not given much thought to choice  of career early on. He knew what he did not like, but he pursued a job in sales because it was something he was good at. Today, because he once  took a job at a bank and worked his way up, he is now a financial planner. He does not like what he is doing. What does Matt want  to do? When asked, he says he wants to help others and he has been successful at mentoring new employees. In the case study, it is learned that Matt  has already taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory. From his tests, one may conclude that he is best in social, artistic or investigative endeavors. His MBTI  type is INFI (Investigative Intuition with Feeling). Knowing all of this, Matts evaluation is rather simple. Matt feels unfulfilled because he is in a job that he feels is not  important and which does not complement his personality. Because he would thrive in a social and creative environment, he is not happy crunching numbers and likely feels disingenuous when selling  products. Although many salesmen are sociable, and there is a social element to his role, he is not able to be himself or get down to a more personal level  with his clients. Matt would be much better off as a counselor in some capacity. It would requisite his social skills as well as his investigative talents. Using John 

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