Exploring the “Ings”
One of the mistakes that young people make when they are choosing a career is to try to focus on a job they would like to do. Often it is impossible to narrow down your interests to a specific job. What is more realistic is to select a broad career area first and then look at job opportunities in that area.
Ings represent broad categories of career options. They highlight the basic nature of a career choice and help you connect your interests with career possibilities. Being good at an ing can lead to many career possibilities. Most jobs, and all careers, involve several ings in various combinations. People with successful careers are generally good at several ings.
The different ings are shown in below. While the list of ings is rather long, you may want to check on ings that are of possible interest.
Once you have examined each of the ings, complete the initial interest survey in Attachment A.
The assessment from Attachment A is the first step toward narrowing down a career interest.
Attachment A – Ing Interest Survey