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Jeremiah ponder
Mrs. Faught
English 090
July, 12 2011

Coming to a decision

Coming to a decision in what you want to do after high school? Do you want to go college, join the military, or work a nine to five? These are some of the positive decisions we make in changing our lives from adolescents to an adult. The Question is how I made the right decision. Graduating from high school was the proudest day of my life. I begin thinking to myself “World here I come”. I was ready to get a job and start my career. Not even considering college and what it takes to get there. Upon graduating I started looking for work immediately. Looked in the newspaper and submitted resumes. I even applied for jobs online. It took months before someone replied. Six months shortly after graduation, got a phone call from a company about an administrative position. They wanted to interview me for the job. Was very excited, even begin preparing myself for the interview. Went out bought formal clothing and got my hair done. That couple of days I was ready for my interview. Upon arriving to my interview there were two other people ahead of me. There was a guy with casual clothing, a lady with formal attire and an associate’s degree in communication. When it was my time to interview I learned I was not qualified enough. The qualification for the job was some one with a degree and experience. Considering I was fresh out of high school with no work history it wasn’t looking good. Since I knew I wasn’t getting the job I went on ahead and asked. “Why do you need a degree to answering phones it doesn’t take a rocket scientist”? He replied, “it’s more to it than that, your still young go to college and learn something it not what you know it’s what you have behind you and this job requires a degree.” Growing up as a kid I always pictured myself as someone important or successful. However I didn’t know what it took to get there. In order to be some one important or successful you have to have a degree, especially in today society. There is not a such thing as an entry level job position anymore, and the countries unemployment rate is at the histories high. My only choice left was to go to college and obtain a degree to become that important successful person.

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