Interviewing a Middle-Aged Individual

Your primary assignment for this chapter is to interview someone you know (parent, colleague, friend, etc.) who is in their 30’s or 40’s to get a sense of how they came into the occupation they hold today and the challenges they face. Ask them questions to get a) a complete description of what they do for their occupation, b) a sense of what category of occupational personality-skill match they belong to based on Holland’s theory (refer to the lecture and the diagram in the PowerPoint file), c) whether they have high or low job satisfaction and why, and d) what challenges they have faced in getting to that occupation (e.g. gender discrimination, work-family conflict, etc.). Write up the results of your interview with this person in a 2-3 page paper, making sure to cover each of the four topics listed.