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Your Questions About How To Find A New Career

Ken asks…

What is career counseling?

I need an assignment on career counseling including the beginning the middle and the end of an interview

New Niche Finder answers:

Career Counseling is the process of self-exploration combined with looking into the world of work. I look at career counseling as a holistic process as your life issues are also a big part of your work issues. Integrating them both into the counseling process makes for a well-rounded approach to career development.

Some of the questions we may explore in career counseling include:

What are your values?

What is your personality like?

What are your interests?

What are your skills?

How do you go about exploring different options in the world of work?

What is involved in the day-to-day tasks of different occupations?

How do you make a career decision?

How do you create a plan of action?

What are the steps in creating a successful career?

How do you write an effective resume and interview?

James asks…

who is a career diplomat?

what does a career diplomat do and how does one become a career diplomat

New Niche Finder answers:

Career diplomat/ diplomat:

Who are they and what do they do? A career diplomat is a person who represents his/her country in another country as the ambassador or as diplomatic staff (secretary, consul, attaché, etc.). He/she may also represent his/her country at an international organisation.

What are the activities of the job? His/her activities may vary (politics, trade, visa and passport administration, etc.). Within this specialisation, he/she deals with questions or issues to do with co-operation, or conflicts and problems, between his/her mother country and the country of his/her diplomatic mission. If he/she works with an international organisation, he/she focuses on resolving questions of, for example, his/her country joining that international organisation with respect to the field on which he/she focuses, issues of joint policy in this sphere, etc.

1. Become a citizen: One of the most basic tasks you have to complete is becoming a citizen and making sure your criminal record is in order. Anything more than a parking ticket is usually more than they’d like to see on a resume. There are age requirements to becoming a foreign diplomat as well. But, those depend on the country you’re currently living in and the country you’re looking to work in.

2. Take the FSWE: The FSWE, or Foreign Service Written Exam, is the first step in the process application process. You can find the exam registration on the U.S. State Department’s website. The exam is administered once a year and is held in most major cities. Because the demand for the exam isn’t huge, you may have to find a nearby major city to drive to in order to take the exam. The exam covers topics ranging from history to economics. It’s a good idea to brush up on your foreign affairs and be knowledgeable in as many topics as possible.

3. Oral: The FSWE is the written part of the exam. Advancing to the next stage of the process is based on your passing of the FSWE. Because the FSWE has such a low pass rate, advancing to the next step is an achievement in itself. The oral part of the exam tests your mastery of your own native language and a second language (preferably the one that is spoken in the country you’re planning on working in). The foreign language portion of the oral exam is not completely necessary but it is almost unheard of being employed as a diplomat without being at least bilingual.

4. Background checks: Assuming you’ve made it this far in what seems like the longest job application process in the country, you’ll be subjected to a thorough background check.

5. And finally, upon completion of the background check, you’re now ready to apply. Your chances of getting a job as a foreign diplomat are fairly high because of the amount of time and effort required to “weed out” those that are ineligible up to this point. They want to make sure they hire only the best so if you’re now actually able to fill out an application, you’re more than qualified. Head over to the State Department’s website and fill out the application for the foreign position you’re interested in.

Carol asks…

Animals and Nature Careers?

I need help finding careers with animals and nature. I’m more into animals though.
Can you please list all the careers with animals there is?



New Niche Finder answers:

Career Possibilities

Many careers relate to animals. Here is a sampling of jobs that involve animals directly or aim to meet their needs as individuals or species.

Zoo keeper
Veterinary technician
Wildlife biologist
Conservation biologist
Outdoor recreation planner
Animal refuge or shelter manager
Wildlife agent
Pet therapist
Wildlife photographer
Animal trainer or handler (especially dogs and horses)
“Cruelty-free” products manager
Animal control officer
Volunteer coordinator for an animal agency
Humane investigator
Wildlife officer
Environmental lawyer
Environmental educator
Fish and game warden
Conservation and wildlife manager
Writer or editor of books about wildlife and natural history
Animal rights advocate
Farming reform advocate
Outreach coordinator for an animal/wildlife program
Zoo or aquarium employee
Nonprofit conservation organization employee (for example, Friends of the National Zoo or World Wildlife Fund)
Animal protective agency employee
Department of the Interior employee
National Park Service employee
Fish and Wildlife Service employee
Fishery and wildlife technician
State conservation agency employee
Ecotourism guide


Wild Careers
How about a wild career working with animals! We’ll introduce you to dedicated people all over the world who are working with and for wildlife.

How Do I Become an Animal Trainer


If you want to work with animals it would be helpful to get as much experience related to the career you want to pursue as you can. Sometimes places tend to look more at your experience than your degree.
You can gain experience by going to camps, volunteering, an internship, a job, etc.

What are some other ways to gain animal experience?

Some places to look for volunteer jobs or internships might be:
• Veterinary offices
• Animal training classes (does your dog need obedience training?)
• Local Humane Society
• Local Park Service
• Wildlife rehabilitation centers (like for wolves, bears, big cats, birds of prey, and even bats)
• Animal shelters
• Farms (for domestic animals, or even ostrich, llama, or butterfly farms)
• Pet breeders (those that breed specific kinds of dogs, cats, or horses)
• Horse stables and boarding facilities
• 4-H Clubs

1. To get a job working with animals, you need experience with animals. This bit of truth seems to create a frustrating circle. You need experience to get a job, but you can’t get experience unless you have a job, right? Well, yes and no.

1. To begin a career caring for animals, you should…

Depending on what you decide to do, some degrees to look into:
* Zoology
* Zoo Technology, Zookeeping Technology, Animal Technology
* Animal/Zoo/Wildlife Management and/or Training
* Animal Science, Zoo Science, Aquarium Science, Wildlife Sciences
* Zoo Education
* Animal/Zoo/Wildlife Care and/or Husbandry
* Zoo Conservation, Exotic Conservation, Wildlife Conservation
* Ethology or Animal Behavior
* Biology, Marine Biology, Wildlife Biology
* Wildlife Ecology
* Agriculture, Aquaculture
* Psychology, Animal Psychology
* Anthropology
* Photograph, Film Production
* Drama, Speech
* Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
* Etc


continue looking through Y!A, people sometimes give good advice on how to pursue a career. You could also talk to your counselor about what you should do and how to pursue it. And continue to research animal careers online. If you want some help finding stuff, email me and I’ll see what I can find to help.

What can I do to study Orca Whales?

I am want to be a marine mammal trainer and I want to know where to start.?

What do i need to become a Zoo Caretaker?

Animal Rehaber – How do I become one?

How do I get into animal rescue. ?

Is there anything that I can do to help wolves?

What do I need to do to become a vet?

Can someone please tell me what what kind of jobs involve being around tigers? Cause i would love one of them

How do you raise a baby tiger?

Is there such a job, where i can care for just only elephants?

Do You have any tips for an aspiring Animal Rescue Owner?

Careers in animal behavior?

I wanted veterinary, but now want something more rodent-oriented. What jobs are there for me?

I would love to study primates as a career. What is this called, and how can I go about getting into this?

How can I become an Ichthyologist?

I need to know a bunch of stuff about working with penguins?

I want to be a herpetologist?

I want to study wolves?!?

Is there a job as a zoologist that I can specialize in only zebras?? 😕

Betty asks…

what is career planning?

what are the steps and other topics about career planning?

New Niche Finder answers:

Career planning is mapping out the educational path and entry level jobs your plan to take to reach the goal of the career you want
You need to find what you like to do and what are you good at doing.
Decide how you want to get there (education, work experience, internship, apprenticeship)
what options are open for you colleges, technical schools, money, time
there are different steps for different stages in life. The high school student will have a different plan then the unemployed person who has been out of work for 2 years or the 35 year old divorced housewife who has not worked in 14 years or 33 year old college grad with a family that is needing a career change

Linda asks…

stuck at career choice?

is business management a better career choice than technology services?

New Niche Finder answers:

When we find ourselves in this situation we have to plan our career. Career planning is a deliberate process of knowing WHO we are so that we can be sure WHERE we want to go or WHAT we want to be at some defined point in the future. It involves an analysis of career/job options that are new to you. Career analysis is based on accurate, valid and timely information from — reading, interviewing primary resources persons and direct observation of those persons while doing their job.

Here are some sites, which can help you plan your career.

Job Hunters Bible – My favorite. I have taught their system to hundreds of people with great results. Richard N. Bolles, America’s dean of Career Consultants, heads the company and is also the author of the book, ‘What Color Is Your Parachute.’ This book should be available in your library.

Careers for the ‘People Person’



U. S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Princeton Review Career Quiz – Free. A brief 24-part questionnaire related to the Birkman Method, with intriguing career suggestions.

The RHETI Test – Free. Related to the Enneagram

Tests for Sale

Analyze My Career – Aptitude tests, personality tests, occupation interests, entrepreneurial index.

John Holland’s Self-Directed Search

Other Career Tests and Sites

Peace and every blessing!

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