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    I've been struggling to get a job, but most importantly, to decide on which career path I should take (though I did apply as many as I can).

    So hopefully you wouldn't mind to answer the following questions:

    1. What's your career now?

    2. Are you enjoying the daily activities associated with this work?

    3. Do you find this career fulfilling in the long run?

    4. How much responsibility do you have? How closely do you be supervised?

    5. Do you mostly work alone or as part of a team?

    6. How do the employment projections for this career compare with other careers?

    7. Are you thinking of switching career? Why or why not?

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    1. What's your career now?
    Anti-Fraud / Risk Specialist

    2. Are you enjoying the daily activities associated with this work?
    Uh, sure? Not really sure how I can apply what I do to daily activities unfortunately. :P

    3. Do you find this career fulfilling in the long run?
    Somewhat. I get to help / protect people; Though I mostly indirectly help / protect people. No one ever sees or talks to me. I wish I had a more front facing job.

    4. How much responsibility do you have? How closely do you be supervised?
    I have a lot of responsibility. Quality & output is most important in my position. We aren't supervised closely because we are all hard workers in my department.

    5. Do you mostly work alone or as part of a team?
    I work with a team.

    6. How do the employment projections for this career compare with other careers?
    Eh, so, so. I guess finding the right type of person for this job is rare. Though it seems like common sense...many people can't do this line of work. Y'know, analytic & forensic work & all.

    7. Are you thinking of switching career? Why or why not?
    Yes. Because I want to be a front-end web developer (engineer / programmer). I want to contribute more to a company. I want to build beautiful web applications / engines. I also want to make more monies. ;D
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    Quote Originally Posted by cranez View Post
    Yes. Because I want to be a front-end web developer (engineer / programmer). I want to contribute more to a company. I want to build beautiful web applications / engines. I also want to make more monies. ;D
    Actually I would like to move into a web-design career! I like decorating things with meticulous eyes on details. Unfortunately, I don't have the financial backup to learn from scratch for now.

    You seem fairly new here! Thanks for sharing these btw!

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    1. Camera operator at a television station (there is talk of kicking me up to a weekend reporter or even a director, but I think it'll more realistically be photojournalism and computer graphics again before that). I guess you might call that a career, even though sometimes I view it as a day job that happens to be very well suited to me. It allows me to earn money while building my own equipment and mounting my own independent projects.

    2. Yes. Every day is loosely structured, but different from the day that came before it. I know what to expect, but I'm not bored. I like that - a general outline that you get to color in yourself.

    3. For now, it's working. I feel like I can help others by bringing their news to them, but it's not a customer service job. My emotional resources aren't tapped by excessive social interaction. (I'm weird...I can perform on stage, but I tend to be very reserved when casually dealing with people.) On a deeper level, I am able to carry on my creative projects separately, which is something I'm definitely in for the long haul.

    4. I have a fair amount of responsibility, I guess, especially since for the past three months I've been typically working alone. Camera opping for broadcasts is pretty easy if you know your movements, but without it, the show either looks terrible or can't happen. Aside from communication with the director during shows, I'm not closely supervised. And if some technological horror or unexpected event arises, I step up to the plate and do what I can to deal with it.

    5. Everyone is obviously working together if you're taking in the bigger picture, but we each have our individual things to do. I get to see and interact with all of my coworkers, but my specific job is independent of theirs. I can be solitary quite often, especially while doing miscellaneous work before a broadcast.

    6. I'm actually not sure...I would imagine a gradual increase in several years' time, but certainly nothing booming or readily available to everyone. (If you were speaking in terms of job security, I do feel that it's a pretty solid position.)

    7. Right now this is definitely working for me. It's a job I like doing and feel good about - and it enables me to be artistic on my own time, which is very, very important to me. I suppose that might be my career at the core: "starving artist" who happens to have a great day job while developing independent projects on the side. In terms of a working-for-an-employer job, though, I really like the one I have. There may come a day when I am successful enough to become a self-employed artist, but that's an arrogant thing to assume. It would be ideal, but the most imperative thing for me is having the resources to create, and being able to create. When it comes to pursuing a specific track in the art world, that's where I can't make up my mind or focus on only one thing - I write, I paint, I design, I sing, I take photographs, I make movies, I make music, and I've recently begun building my own computers and machines with which to do all of this. My circle of friends include fellow filmmakers, underground musicians, and independent theater owners. If I can touch someone with any piece of work eventually, I will be happy. I'm already happy just to make stuff until I die!

    I hope these answers were somewhat helpful. I've had a hard time being consistently happy before - it can be very difficult to find work that fulfills your needs, something you feel in sync with. Good luck with the job hunt, Crescent Fresh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiheroComplex View Post
    When it comes to pursuing a specific track in the art world, that's where I can't make up my mind or focus on only one thing - I write, I paint, I design, I sing, I take photographs, I make movies, I make music, and I've recently begun building my own computers and machines with which to do all of this. My circle of friends include fellow filmmakers, underground musicians, and independent theater owners. If I can touch someone with any piece of work eventually, I will be happy. I'm already happy just to make stuff until I die!
    Awww... I feel so happy and envious of you! It's true that it's very difficult to pin down one direction for me to pursue in. Though it makes life so much more difficult when one doesn't have many creative people around you. (I once did but they're all in Canada now)

    I think INFJ really looks for creativity or nurturing job. Though I'm currently lack of the skills which I wanted, I'm trying to compensate it thorugh taking a few courses.

    I hope these answers were somewhat helpful. I've had a hard time being consistently happy before - it can be very difficult to find work that fulfills your needs, something you feel in sync with. Good luck with the job hunt, Crescent Fresh!
    Yes, it certainly does! I'm still in a very difficult, if not emotional stage right now as I consider choosing a right career has a lot to do with shaping my identity. I guess it has to do with my Emmg. 4w3 so/sx too. Thanks for your encouragement and I hope I'll bump into you more often! (you seem to be new around here)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crescent Fresh View Post
    I've been struggling to get a job, but most importantly, to decide on which career path I should take (though I did apply as many as I can).

    So hopefully you wouldn't mind to answer the following questions:

    1. What's your career now?
    I have degrees in biology and aquaculture. I am an aquaculturist, aka fish farmer.



    2. Are you enjoying the daily activities associated with this work?
    Generally yes. I'm good at it. But many aspects get on my nerves and you work long hours in the busy season.



    3. Do you find this career fulfilling in the long run?
    Not sure.


    4. How much responsibility do you have? How closely do you be supervised?
    I have almost complete autonomy. I try to run things as sort of an egalitarian collective, where tasks are negotiated by discussion or otherwise dictated by me. I define my supervisor as "whomever has the best idea", though I'd like to think I have the best idea, but if someone else does, I quickly recognize it and acknowledge it.

    We are a small company, but basically only the CEO outranks me, and the main office is 5 hours away.


    5. Do you mostly work alone or as part of a team?
    I'd like to define myself as "working alone as part of a team", but occasionally having two or more people doing the same thing is more efficient.


    6. How do the employment projections for this career compare with other careers?
    Generally good. This is supposedly a futuristic type career. Globally, stocks of fish are in decline in the oceans. Aquaculture has the potential to grow fish to feed people, and provide excellent source of protein globally. Currently I work with Ornanmental fish for a "small" company, and I hope to keep doing it, but if not I may get into a different job or form of aquaculture.


    7. Are you thinking of switching career? Why or why not?
    In many ways I'm basically stuck. I think the opportunity costs are too high to change careers entirely. However, I have a moderate amount of interest in mariculture (growing fish in the ocean) or International Development, which would be growing fish to provide protein for developing nations. I have no definite plans to change jobs. There is also a possibility that I may continue with ornamentation or some form of landscaping if this job ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAJ View Post
    I have degrees in biology and aquaculture. I am an aquaculturist, aka fish farmer.

    One of my dreams is to have an aquaponics set-up in my unconstructed bottle-wall greenhouse . And have my kids be able to work the business and sell organic fresh fish to locals. It's a great idea. I love fish, but hate buying 'farm raised' fish because I know they feed them gross things, probably full of mercury contaminants.

    Have you created many aquaponics systems?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aphrodite-gone-awry View Post
    One of my dreams is to have an aquaponics set-up in my unconstructed bottle-wall greenhouse . And have my kids be able to work the business and sell organic fresh fish to locals. It's a great idea. I love fish, but hate buying 'farm raised' fish because I know they feed them gross things, probably full of mercury contaminants.

    Have you created many aquaponics systems?
    No, I have generally worked with larger system. The hatchery I run uses 150 million gallons of water per year. We are tinkering more and more recirculating systems to conserve water. We have some where around 12 acres of holding ponds, around 60,000 cubic meters of water, plus numerous tank systems.

    As for farm raised versus wild caught, I would generally say that it may be the opposite. Most aquaculture uses tightly controlled pelleted foods, and they control their water quality. They have professional flavor testing people, who can detect minute "off-flavorings", as well as HACCP inspectors on processing sites.

    Mercury is much more likely to be in natural caught fish, especially top predators like barracuda.

    This said, I'm not sure of regulations on imported fish, but it's probably less likely from farmed fish.

    The farm I worked at in Mississippi harvested 150,000 Lb of catfish per day, having 7% of the total industry. There were 7500 acres of water spread out into 660 ponds. They supplied 1/3 of Cracker Barrel, all Red Lobsters in Florida, Black Eyed Peas, and various other restaurant chains and food service companies. In addition to quality control technicians, computer systems individually weighed and sorted fillets, and the results were individually quick frozen in seven spiral freezers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAJ View Post
    No, I have generally worked with larger system. The hatchery I run uses 150 million gallons of water per year. We are tinkering more and more recirculating systems to conserve water. We have some where around 12 acres of holding ponds, around 60,000 cubic meters of water, plus numerous tank systems.

    As for farm raised versus wild caught, I would generally say that it may be the opposite. Most aquaculture uses tightly controlled pelleted foods, and they control their water quality. They have professional flavor testing people, who can detect minute "off-flavorings", as well as HACCP inspectors on processing sites.

    Mercury is much more likely to be in natural caught fish, especially top predators like barracuda.

    This said, I'm not sure of regulations on imported fish, but it's probably less likely from farmed fish.

    The farm I worked at in Mississippi harvested 150,000 Lb of catfish per day, having 7% of the total industry. There were 7500 acres of water spread out into 660 ponds. They supplied 1/3 of Cracker Barrel, all Red Lobsters in Florida, Black Eyed Peas, and various other restaurant chains and food service companies. In addition to quality control technicians, computer systems individually weighed and sorted fillets, and the results were individually quick frozen in seven spiral freezers.
    Do you know what is in the pelleted feed though? Or can you refer me to a source to find out? I avoid it at costco because I have 'learned' somewhere that it is not good....Now I guess I need to track it down.

    Yeah, I think the whole industry is the wave [ ] of the future for seafood, with the oceans being overfished, etc. And I think there is GREAT opportunity for entrepreneurs here. Good for you.. What an exciting thing to be involved in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AphroditeGoneAwry View Post
    Do you know what is in the pelleted feed though? Or can you refer me to a source to find out?
    /I'll send you some information. I don't want to monopolize the thread with a "atypical" INFP career.

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