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.
Career Choice (Evaluation of a Case Study) - paper properly!
In a case study provided by a student, a description of a man who is unhappy with his career choice is provided. He is married and
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