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Present Career, Career Interest Or

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"Every man, from the highest to the lowest station, ought to warm his heart and animate his endeavors with the hopes of being useful to the world, by advancing the art which it is his lot to exercise; and for that end he must necessarily consider the whole extent of its application, and the whole weight of its importance." - Samuel Johnson. I believe what Samuel Johnson has to say is extremely important. To truly feel valuable in today's work environment I am convinced that not only does a person need the will to succeed but equally important have a love for work. With that simple combination I believe I am making a contribution to society. I believe that as individuals making the proper career choices, examining them, and preparing for new career interests is sometimes overlooked and not emphasized enough.

I did not start my present career out of the gate. I first joined the workforce in construction. I had the ability at the end of the day to look back and see what I had accomplished and was able to feel satisfied. At the time I was content with the compensation I was earning. Unfortunately, or beneficial for me I was beginning to wake up experiencing lower back pains due to the heavy lifting that I was required to perform everyday. As a young man I decided I was too young for pains and knew I had to reexamine my current career choice.

Was I truly satisfied with my current career? I had always imagined myself as being a successful individual. I excelled in school and at sports and had always assumed that someday I would have a fulfilling career. Due to the pain and the realization that this was not what I wanted for a lifelong career I began to search for other opportunities. That was when I was introduced to Wireless Communication Sales. A career that is allowing me personal satisfaction of seeing a job well done and compensation that is allowing me to live comfortably.

In my present career as a Wireless Consultant for Verizon Wireless I have the opportunity to work with a wide demographic of consumers. In the United States over 212 million people used cell phones as of April 2006 (Insurance Information Institute, 2006). Consumers ranging from the first time user to the heavy, demanding, always need to be connected business consumers. I gain a vast amount of personal gratification by being able to help the new wireless consumer discover the new exciting things the wireless phone can do for them. Not only is it a useful emergency device but also an excellent way to make the busy lives we live in today easier to manage. Since I have the ability to work with a wide range of people I also work with the opposite end of the spectrum, the business consumer. These are the consumers that are demanding of their service and the capabilities of their device. When this type of consumer allows me or asks me for my advice, I know that I will be making a difference in their professional and personal lives. The devices and services that I am able to offer to them allows them to complete their work more efficient and effective giving them additional time management that allows more personal time by not being overwhelmed with stress. At the same time of helping people meet their needs and I am also a vital part to the success of my company.

Everyday that I am at work I am presented the task of continuous contributions to making Verizon Wireless the best Wireless Communications Company. For the third straight year, Verizon Wireless has come out on top in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) survey, the company announced today (ACSI, 2006). I work in an industry that is extremely competitive. Competing companies are continuously coming out with new and exciting products; from new wireless devices and services designed to entice

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