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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

CashCrunch Careers Review #hsreviews #cte #careers #careerpathway #collegeready #careerreadiness #dreamcareer #dreamjob #careerpossibilities #college #recruitment #changeofcareer

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I have been primarily a stay at home mom for the past 28 years. I have been a self employed cake decorator from home most of that time and I have held random part time jobs. While talking with my teens about college and jobs I often make the comment that I still wouldn't know what I would want to be if I had to choose a career right now. My girls and I recently took the CashCrunch Careers survey from CashCrunch Games to see what careers are out there that we might excel at. 

CashCrunch Careers is an online assessment of 75 questions that will help determine the career that best fits you. They aren't exactly questions you basically choose one of two words that would describe you. This is important to know because it could save you time and money in the long run if you choose a career that doesn't necessarily fit you. 

Amber graduated high school this past spring and is enrolled in the community college to fulfill her prerequisites to transfer to a radiology school. Delaney is a high school junior and she has always wanted to be a real estate agent. Alaina is a freshman and she doesn't really have any idea of what career she would like to have. Amber, Delaney, Alaina, and I all took the survey. I didn't pay attention to how long it took to complete but it wasn't very long maybe 10-15 minutes each. When we had all finished and printed out our reports we sat together on the couch to compare our results. Delaney was sitting next to me and her comment was; "Mom & I are exactly alike! We are basically the same person!" We did find it interesting that we all had the same results as far as our job matches go. 

The report indicates your Career Work Styles, Motivators & De-motivators, Career Attributes, Career Match with Matching Jobs. After reviewing the report you can click on the career matches to read about the skills needed for that job, colleges where you can earn that degree, and a short video about that career. 

The paragraphs we received about our Career Work Styles is to help you know what you can do, what you like to do, and what you are able to do. Delaney and I ended up with the exact same paragraph here but Amber & Alaina had different descriptions. The Motivators and Demotivators are a list describing what motivates and demotivates you. Delaney and I once again got the exact same results. Amber and Alaina had different ones than we did. The most surprising part was the Career Match. We all had the exact same list in the exact same order and they are all manager or administrative careers. This survey primarily focused on individual personality traits and assumes everyone should attend at least a four year college. It doesn't take into consideration any talents that are God given or self taught. I think that not every person is cut out for management positions and there are plenty of respectable careers that require only a certificate, two year degree or no college at all. 

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I think finding out your career attributes and what motivates you and demotivates you are a great help in selecting a career. CashCrunch Careers gives you a lot of options to explore when you are really unsure what you would do because they may suggest something you have never thought about yourself. I would definitely tell someone completing this survey that this is just a suggested list and doesn't take into account their talents, likes, hobbies, or anything that actually interests them. 

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Other members of the Homeschool Review Crew received CashCrunch Careers for multiple people in their households. Make sure you stop by and read some of their reviews as well.
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