Introducing Fundamentum’s Newest Blog Addition: Career Profiles
Before you go to college, and even while you’re there, there are only a handful of careers people really ever talk about: doctor, lawyer, veterinarian, fashion designer, politician, architect, musician, etc. These are the jobs we hear about in TV shows and movies, the ones we have interactions with on a regular basis, the jobs we can connect with a straight line to our passions (see: “I like working with children, so I want to be a teacher.”) Every once in a while, you meet someone who will proclaim to have an interest in “business” or “technology,” but they can’t elaborate on what that means, or what specific roles they’d like to pursue. This narrow focus can make job-hunting post-college feel even more daunting and stressful than it already is – if you have this idea that there are only 20 kinds of jobs in the world, it’s easy to feel like you’re not interested in, or qualified for, any of them.
In truth, there are millions of jobs at thousands of companies in hundreds of industries that you’ve never even considered as possible career options, and one of those more obscure jobs could be where you find your calling. In order to help expose you to these countless possibilities, Fundamentum is excited to introduce a new kind of post to our blog: career profiles.
In these profiles, Team Fundamentum is reaching out to people who are happy and doing well in their careers, but who didn’t have a clear-cut path to get there. These professionals have job titles like, “account manager,” “production coordinator,” “product manager,” or “business systems consultant” and we’re asking them to explain what they do, how they got there, and how you can too. We hope their stories will inspire and inform you as you start to forge your own unique career path.
Written by Wes Janisen