My Life Long Dream
“What do you want to be when you grow up?” “What is your life long dream?” Even as children we are asked to look into an unknown future and speculate on what we night become. There is such a huge range of opportunities in the world of the 21st century that many young people may be baffled and bewildered by such a question, or their ideas about future career plans may change weekly or monthly. We may be pressurized by our parents towards a certain career path and, as children, our choices are unlikely to be realistic. We may tempted by the material rewards that some occupations seem to promise or be attracted by the more intangible benefits of happiness and job satisfaction. As children our young and innocent minds are free to fantasize about some astonishing career or life-path, but as we get older we tend to face the realities of life or we may find that some careers are closed to us because a lack of talent or expertise in certain academic areas. Our innocent dreams face the reality of adulthood and the job market. Today when I am asked these questions, I can honestly say, after much thought and reflection, that I want to be Human Resource Officer.
When I was a child I dreamt of being a teacher or a librarian. To be a teacher or a librarian, I felt, were worthy goals that would make my family happy, give me lots of job satisfaction and provide for my own family - whilst working in a profession that I would find constantly stimulating. As i grew older, however, some uncertainty entered my mind and I finally found my true calling when I discovered the sorts of courses that were available at college. I was immediately fascinated when I came across the course in Adult Education and Training with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Major in Human resources. At first I was intrigued: what are Human Resources? What type of course is this?
What job does it lead to? Would I even get a job?
I already had quite a strong interest in studying Business, but I had not come across the specific term before. I did some research and discovered that Human Resources Officers play a vital role in hiring, retaining and training staff, so that companies and employees grow and succeed together. They work across all departments of a company to ensure that each worker’s potential is maximized. I was attracted by the importance of this role and its element of dealing with a variety of people and their varying needs.
As of today, I have already begun my journey to fulfil my dream of becoming a Human Resource Officer. I have already completed several foundation courses in Human Resources and have received certification from Penn Foster career College. My current employment involves an element of HR work which has strengthened my resolve to make a success of my chosen career. Naturally, I also dream of that day in the future when I will graduate with a Bachelor Degree in Adult Education and Business, majoring in Human Resources. This is vital to fulfilling my life long dream, but will also give me the satisfaction of achieving something hard and worthwhile in itself. I know that the road to being a fully-fledged Human Resource Officer is a long and difficult one, but already I can envisage myself doing this job successfully.