Valdosta, GA (PRWEB) August 9, 2006
Half of the 2006 college graduates in the workforce are destined to become miserable and end up hating the careers they have worked so hard and paid so much for. A survey by The Conference Board suggests that 50% of the American work force is unhappy with their jobs. In 2006, close to 1.5 million college students graduated from college with Bachelor’s degrees.
What can be done to prevent this problem and save graduates from wasting time and money preparing for careers that are a poor fit for them? Unfortunately, college students often receive little to no practical information from their academic advisors about selecting a major and entering the workforce. After graduation, they end up in jobs they hate and are not suited for.
“A key solution is a student identifying their personal Triple Crown of Career Success early in their college experience. College students must be proactive and not wait around for some guidance counselor to take them by the hand through this process – it’s not going to happen,” according to Michael Spremulli, a corporate personality profiler, college speaker, and host of http://www.FindYourIdealCareer.com. “The Triple Crown consists of 3 key elements – a person’s abilities, motivators, and personality. Each is of equal importance. Once someone knows all 3 of their elements, discovering their ideal career path becomes incredibly easy,” Michael says.
Workers who capitalize on their strengths will find it easier to perform in their jobs without getting burned out. In evaluating one’s abilities consideration should be given to strong areas of academic performance such as math, computer skills, writing or problem solving.
Motivation is the driving factor to career happiness according to Mr. Spremulli. People who are passionate about what they do will look forward to getting up in the morning and will be less likely to associate their job with a prison sentence. “Motivation is so very important because it is what drives behavior. Students who are crystal clear about what motivates them are ahead of the pack to landing a job that they are jazzed about,” says Spremulli.
Personality is another vital component to the equation. Students choosing a career path should consider how their personality will align with the work environment of their chosen field. For example, those who are more introverted will not be happy in a job that involves a lot of personal interaction.
In his free, weekly podcast found at http://www.FindYourIdealCareer.com/blog Michael provides practical, real-world advice to help college students clarify their “Triple Crown of Career Success” and discover their ideal career path. He even encourages students to call into the show for personalized help. “It’s like ‘Car Talk,’ but for your career,” Michael says. The podcast can be accessed using the above link or on iTunes.
Michael Spremulli is a corporate personality profiler and CEO of The Chrysalis Corporation, a consulting firm that works with companies to help identify top-performers and avoid hiring mistakes. Michael is available for print, radio, and television interviews nationally by phone.
Michael Spremulli - The Student Profiler
Web site: http://www.FindYourIdealCareer.com