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the education and training necessary to make you a
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the education and training necessary to make you a
Things to think about: <
the education and training necessary to make you a
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the education and training necessary to make you a qualified candidate; <
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the work experience, volunteer experience, and personal experience that will help prepare you and that will make a good impression on an employer in your field; <
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the skills, strengths, and talents you already have--or can develop--that will make you a potentially excellent employee in this field; <
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the experiences of other employees or experts in the field to whom you can compare yourself. <
Of course, there are many other "issues" that you can work into your argument if you choose to. You might talk about areas of the country in which projections indicate your skills will be most in demand. You might talk about new technologies that will be needed in your field. You might even talk about the "boom" in your field of interest that is predicted to occur--and why. Use your imagination: if you can think of factors in your favor that your potential employer might not think of for him/herself, you will be particularly impressive. <
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Research <
In order to speak authoritatively about your future career, you will need to do some library and/or online research: <
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To begin with, survey the job-related websites to which I have referred you. Each of these links opens in a new window: <
https://money.usnews.com/careers <
https://www.helpguide.org/articles/healthy-living/finding-the-right-career.htm <
https://www.princetonreview.com/career-search <
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These sites and others like them (you're welcome to consult others) should provide general information about the requirements of the jobs, projections for employment in these fields, and so on. You will need to quote from at least one of these websites in your essay. <
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In addition, you will need to do some searching for articles by and about experts in the field who describe their own preparations for your field and their experiences in it. You will need to quote from at least two of these websites in your essay. <
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Components of Your Essay <
Your essay must include these parts: <
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a concessions/rebuttal paragraph (I realize that, as a real applicant, you might hesitate to include concessions, but it is a requirement of your argumentative essay); <
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a process-analysis paragraph in which you explain how you will achieve some goal in your preparation for the new career (for example, how you'll achieve your educational/training goals; how you'll gain the paid and voluntary work experience you will need; how you will hone your skills); <
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quoted material from at least three sources with in-text citations and a Works Cited page that conform to MLA guidelines. Two of these sources must be by professionals describing their own experience in the field. (See specific requirements for these sources, above, under "Research.")

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