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My Career interests… By Mac Cohen
Reflect Interesting subjects: Entrepreneurship- I’m in control, rely on myself, I do what I want Meteorology: Clouds and weather and predicting stuff Intro to Finance: Math actually applies to real life IB Business: Explains how the world works and functions. Subjects I like: History, OAM, business classes, intro to cooking Skills: Skiing, uhhh Motivations: Doing the right thing, doing something nice, music, and food What Naviance thinks: It wants me to be an accountant, but it said I was in the ‘artistic’ category.
Reflect 2 Subjects I like: History, OAM, business classes, intro to cooking Skills: Skiing, uhhh Motivations: Doing the right thing, doing something nice, music, and food What Naviance thinks: It wants me to be an accountant, but it said I was in the ‘artistic’ category. Goals after college: Find a stable job Live in an urban area not too far from a ski hill Find something I enjoy doing for a living, and maybe a hobby or something
Interview Questions What are some benefits of doing what you do? Response: I can set my own hours and use my own judgment. I don’t have to rely on anyone, and I have the freedom to go do what I want. If I want to have a nice long lunch in town with my husband, I can do that. Stock brokering isn’t a very stressful source of income from my stand point.
Interview Questions What is your least favorite part of the job? Response: It’s always about taking risks. Sometimes this is a good thing, but there is always a level of uncertainty. For example, I can choose to buy stock in a company right before they release their earnings report. If it’s good, I will make a profit, but if not, I’ve lost some money.
Interview Questions What are some risks with working in this field? Response: There is always the possibility that my judgment wasn’t good enough, and I have lost money. Sometimes, the reports and information on a company you are investing in are misleading, and that can lead to poor decision making. This is definitely not the place for that.
Interview Questions Do you enjoy your field of work? Response: I am not completely reliant on it, so there is a lower level of stress than there would normally be. Also, it’s not all about day trading, its good to find a stock that you can rely on, and sit on it. This way, I am not always stuck on my computer, and I can go for a nice bike ride if I would like.
Interview Questions Do you feel like you are living comfortably? Response: Yes. For one, I am retired, but more importantly, I get to travel a lot. I love to travel, and because I am confident in my investing, I can afford to travel often. It isn't hard to sell my stocks either. I have a nice house, a nice husband, and two wonderful dogs. I think I am pretty well of from where I started.
Interview Questions If you could change one thing about your job, what would it be and why? Response: To be honest, it can get a bit boring sometimes. I don’t like it that I am cooped up inside on a beautiful day hunched over the computer. I am staring at a screen for long periods of time. Also, sometimes your investments don’t pay off, and like I said, there is always the chance that your investments can turn south.
Interview Questions What are the three most important skills someone must bring to this job? Confidence Patience and discipline Risk taking
Interview Questions Where did you get started? Response: I have been investing “on the side” for most of my life, and I only began to invest more when I neared retirement. It has helped me retire early and it has given me the ability to travel a lot.
Interview Questions What drew you to investing? Response: At first it just looked like easy money, but I soon realized that you must either be very aggressive and trade constantly throughout the day, or just invest and watch your money grow, like in a bank. I liked that idea, so I just stuck with it.
Interview Questions Would you recommend someone like me for trading stocks? Yes and no. Yes because you seem like someone who would find it interesting, and I know you are someone with a lot of discipline and patience, and no because I don’t really see you as someone who would like to take lots of risks. I also don’t want you sitting inside all day on the computer. I would recommend stock trading to any teenager who are good business analysts and understand how the business world works.
Take Away’s Interviewee: My aunt, Susan Steiner, Age 60, retired Lives in Albequerque, NM We are close family and I talk with her on the phone every week. I need more of a charismatic attitude if I want to trade stocks Risk is a big factor in stock trading There is more to trading stock than meets the eye This field interests me, but it isn’t the right fit for me.