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By Alexander Hiam, Susan Angle

At the present time, many collage graduates and "re-careering" adults are searching for anything different from the normal "secure" and cozy occupation area of interest. in its place, they're challenging own delight, growth--and experience. the excellent resource for such details first-hand studies from adventurers who dared to tread off the crushed profession direction.

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So, life is a game in which what isn't is more important than what is. Let the good times roll. Werner Erhard, 1973 By now you must be tired, as well as bored, of playing games that are not of your design. You know the ones: the good grades game, the success game, the get rich game, or the I'm different game. Even if you are spending your time breaking all the rules of someone else's game, it means you've never created your own. Now Page 29 it's time to create your own game. One with your rules, training schedule, objectives and prizes.

The process of personal discovery and development ought to be made part of your education and career, and vice versa. This book is called Adventure Careers because it is important, more important than ever, for people to think about their careers as theirs, and as adventures. In this view, careers are crafted as an artifact of personal exploration and discovery, and of your efforts to come to terms with today's challenges and opportunities. This process may lead to a traditional 9-to-5 job in business management, or to the law or medical degree your parents always hoped you would earn.

It is personal, building on a diversity of experiences, not all of them traditional (and should therefore be judged by how much you learn, not how much you earn). 3. It is characterized by periodic lateral "hops" in addition to the traditional linear climb up a career ladder. In addition to being a field guide for work, experience and exploration, the book will provide a platform for value clarification and personal expression. The exercises in Chapter 2 will help you clarify your values, work through goal setting, prioritize your goals and establish strategies to meet these goals.

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