To be . . . or to do?

What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s a question most of us have been asked dozens of times through our teens. It’s not a good question, though, for planning a career in the 21st century.

What do you want to do? or What do you want to accomplish through your career will impress many more potential employers and give you a leg up in the job market.

What do you want to be? If you answer: I want to be a school teacher , you limit your possibilities significantly. Jobs in schools are hard to find these days . . . but you could still teach.

If, instead, you want to train people, or keep them informed . . . your options open to everything from human resource management to blogging ideas on education to training volunteers. See what I mean?

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