Choosing a Career: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test
There are as many kinds of careers as there are people. They vary greatly in the type of work involved and in the ways they (1) _______ a person’s life.
The kind of career you have can (2) _______ your life in many ways. For example, it can (3) _______ where you live and the friends you make. It can reflect how much education you have and can determine the (4) _______ of money you earn. Your career can also affect the way you feel about yourself and the way other people act toward you. By making wise decisions (5) _______ your career, you can help yourself build the life you want.
To make wise career decisions and plans, you need as much information as possible. The more you know about yourself and career (6) _______, the better able you will be to choose a (7) _______ career.
Learning about oneself. People differ in what they want from a career. Many people desire a high income. Some hope for fame. Others want (8) _______. Still others want to serve people and make the world a better place.
Before you begin to (9) _______ career fields, you should determine (a) your values; (b) your interests; and (c) your aptitudes (abilities). Most people are happiest in jobs that (10) _______ their values, interests, and aptitudes.
Each person has many values, which vary in strength. For example, money is the strongest value for some people — that is, wealth is more important to them than anything else. As a result, they (11) _______ their thoughts, behaviour, and emotions on the goal of earning a high income. Other values include devotion to religion, taking risks, spending time with family, and helping others. People should understand their values prior to making a career decision.
You can develop an understanding of your values by asking yourself what is most important to you and by examining your beliefs. For example, is it important to you to work as a member of a team? Or would you rather be in charge or work alone? If working alone or being in charge is important to you, independence is probably one of your (12) _______ values.
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