Friday, September 14, 2007


Career Day

Hey, look! A bunch of people are jumping off that cliff. Looks like fun to me...

There's another one of those take-a-test-and-post-the-results memes going around, this time about careers. I've seen it all over, but it was Klima's post that finally goaded me into participating. Here are the rules:

1. Go to
2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.
3. Take their “Career Matchmaker” questions.
4. Post the top umpty results:

And here are my results:

1. Anthropologist
2. Website Designer
3. Archivist
4. Historian
5. Cartoonist / Comic Illustrator
6. Desktop Publisher
7. Fashion Designer
8. Multimedia Developer
9. Activist
10. Political Aide
11. Writer
12. Print Journalist
13. Market Research Analyst
14. Graphic Designer
15. Computer Animator
16. Artist
17. Critic
18. Medical Illustrator
19. Translator
20. Public Policy Analyst
21. Industrial Designer
22. Potter
23. Craftsperson
24. Public Relations Specialist
25. Communications Specialist
26. Criminologist
27. Interior Designer
28. Animator
29. Video Game Developer
30. Exhibit Designer
31. Webmaster
32. Computer Trainer
33. Computer Programmer
34. Electrician
35. Corporate Trainer
36. Business Systems Analyst
37. Sport Psychology Consultant
38. Musical Instrument Builder and Repairer
39. Web Developer
40. Editor

Mmm. Interesting. That's not a bad test, actually. I can see myself enjoying anything in the top twenty listed there (though I'm not sure anyone would want to trust their fashion designs to me...).

Well, here are my top 20!

4.Communications Specialist
6.Print Journalist
7.Market Research Analyst
9.Public Relations Specialist
10.Special Effects Technician
11.Desktop Publisher
12.Cartoonist / Comic Illustrator
13.Costume Designer
14.Set Designer
15.Sign Maker
17.Pet Groomer
18.Autobody Repairer
19.Fashion Designer
20.Stock Clerk

Not quite sure how I get from Writer to Pet Groomer, but wht the hell!
I don't know, Michael. My job *feels* like combing knots out of a cat's fur a lot of the time. Might be something to that...
How concerned should I be that Editor -- the job I've held in some capacity for almost a decade, and for which I have a deep and abiding love -- is nowhere in my top 40? I take solace in the idea that Cartoonist/Comic Illustrator is in my top slot and Writer makes an early showing... but apparently I'm ill-suited for the only thing I can do.

Ah, well. Maybe I'll try being a Sports Psychology Consultant for a while.
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