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Answerthefollowingquestions:
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GOALSETTING

1.Whatareyourgoalsforyourfuture?

Mygoalsformyfutureinclude:
1. Finishingmyfirstnovel
2. Gettingmyfirstbookpublished
3. WritingforBuzzfeed
4. Travel

2.Provideabriefdescriptionofthejob.Includethenatureofthework,environment,theduties
performed,responsibilities,averageworkweek,etc.

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BriefDescription:
Createoriginalwrittenworks,suchasscripts,essays,prose,poetryorsonglyrics,forpublicationor
performance.
Natureofthework:
Writersandauthorsworkinanoffice,athome,oranywhereelsetheyhaveaccesstoacomputer.
Environment:
Writersandauthorsdevelopwrittencontentforadvertisements,books,magazines,movieandtelevision
scripts,songs,blogs,orothertypesofmedia.
DutiesPerformed:
Revisewrittenmaterialtomeetpersonalstandardsandtosatisfyneedsofclients,publishers,directors,
orproducers.Choosesubjectmatterandsuitableformtoexpresspersonalfeelingsandexperiencesorideas,orto
narratestoriesorevents.Planprojectarrangementsoroutlines,andorganizematerialaccordingly.
Responsibilities:
Writematerialforartisticorentertainmentpurposes.
Averageworkweek:
Mostworkfulltime.However,selfemployedandfreelancewritersusuallyworkparttimeorhave
variableschedules.About2in3wereselfemployedin2014.

3.
Describekeyskills,abilities,andpersonalitytraitsimportantforthiscareer.
Writing
Communicatingeffectivelyinwritingasappropriatefortheneedsoftheaudience.

ReadingComprehension
Understandingwrittensentencesandparagraphsinworkrelated
documents.

CriticalThinking
Usinglogicandreasoningtoidentifythestrengthsandweaknessesofalternative
solutions,conclusionsorapproachestoproblems.

ActiveLearning
Understandingtheimplicationsofnewinformationforbothcurrentandfuture
problemsolvinganddecisionmaking.

ActiveListening
Givingfullattentiontowhatotherpeoplearesaying,takingtimetounderstandthe
pointsbeingmade,askingquestionsasappropriate,andnotinterruptingatinappropriatetimes.

JudgmentandDecisionMaking
Consideringtherelativecostsandbenefitsofpotentialactionsto
choosethemostappropriateone

Peopleinterestedinthisworklikeactivitiesthatincludecreating,designing,andmaking
yourownrules.
Theydowellatjobsthatneed:

Persistence

Initiative

Innovation

Achievement/Effort

Independence

AttentiontoDetail

4.
Whatistheaverageormediansalaryrangeforthiscareerbothnationallyandlocally?

Theaverageormediansalaryrangeforthiscareernationallywas$114,000andlocallywas$127,000.

5.
Whatistheoutlookforthefutureofthiscareer?Doesresearchshowgrowthordeclinein
hiring?
Theoutlookforthefutureofthiscaree
rwasEmploymentofwritersandauthorsisprojectedtogrow2
percentfrom2014to2024,slowerthantheaverageforalloccupations.Strongcompetitionisexpectedfor
fulltimejobsbecausemanypeopleareattractedtothisoccupation.

6.
Describetheeducationandtrainingrequiredforthisposition.Arethereanylicensesor
certificationsrequired?

AcollegedegreeinEnglish,journalism,orcommunicationsisgenerallyrequiredforafulltimepositionasa

writerorauthor.Experiencecanbegainedthroughinternships,butanyformofwritingthatimprovesskill,
suchasblogging,isbeneficial.Excellentwritingskillsareessential.

7.
Whatisyouroverallimpressionofthisoccupation?WhataretheProsandCons?

OverallIamverypleasedwiththisoccupation.IlovewritingandIfindnoconsinthiscareer.

8.A.
Afterlearningmoreaboutthiscareer,areyoustillinterested?

B.Wouldthiscareerfitwiththelifestyleyouwant?
C.Doesitmatchyourinterests,personality,skillsandworkvalues?

A. Iamveryinterestedinthiscareer.
B. ThiscareerishowIpicturemylife.Ipicturemyselfinabigcitywritingforawebsiteorwriting
novels.
C. Itverymuchmatchesmyinterests,personalityandworkvalues.Ifindwritingtobeveryimportantin
theworldandIhaveaverypersistentattitudeandamveryambitiousandindependent.

9.Thiscareerisagoodmatchformebecause.

IhavewantedtobeawriterforaslongasIcouldremember.WritingisaskillthatIbelieveIpossess
andenjoydoing.Imaynotbethebesttechnicalwriter,butIcouldalwaysworkonmyskills.Ihavea
veryactiveimaginationandbelievethatthatisaveryimportantskillinthiscareerpath.

10.
Listtwooccupationsthataresimilarthatyoumaybeinterestedinpursuingifyourfirstchoice
doesntworkout.

Otherthanbeingawriter,Ithinkmytwofallbackcareerswouldbeajournalistorbookpublisher.