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Career matchmaker meme

September 13th, 2007 (01:26 pm)
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The memes go on... as seen via megamole and buckbeakbabie. The rules:

1. Go to http://www.careercruising.com/.
2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Post the top ten results



1. Anthropologist
2. Archivist
3. Historian
4. Tour Guide
5. Librarian
6. Dental Assistant
7. Funeral Director
8. Professor
9. Lifeguard
10. Political Aide

1-5 I can understand, but I don't know where 6, 7 and 9 came from. Lifeguard? I can't even swim...

Comments

Posted by: bunn (bunn)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 12:55 pm (UTC)

I got 'dry stone waller'. ???

Then I refined it and was an anthropologist, with massage therapy as an option.

Weird.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
Kirkcudbright Samoyed

You could built dry stone walls in your garden, for animal segregation where and when necessary. :)

Posted by: bunn (bunn)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)

Well I could, but it sounds very backbreaking and not at all lucrative!

Posted by: dr_biscuit (brightlywoven)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
biscuit

1. Pediatrician
2. Chiropractor
3. Neurologist
4. Plastic Surgeon
5. Surgeon
6. Doctor
7. Dermatologist
8. Forensics Specialist
9. Obstetrician-Gynecologist
10. Midwife

Chiropractor? Chiropractor? Can we all say 'charlatan' please!!! Yegads! And don't get me started on number 10! (Not wanting to offend anybody who is or knows one, but having seen untold trauma visited upon labouring women by members of that profession.) 8 though, interesting...

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 02:49 pm (UTC)

I'm sure a lot of people find chiropractors very useful... though whether the benefit derives from any accurate medical knowledge must be open to debate.

AS for 8 - CSI Milton Keynes?

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 03:04 pm (UTC)
KingCharlesI

I've now refreshed my knowledge of what a chiropractor actually is, and now see why you commented as you did...

Posted by: helflaed (helflaed)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 04:04 pm (UTC)

I love midwives.

Posted by: dr_biscuit (brightlywoven)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 09:54 pm (UTC)

I am sure there are many magnificent midwives who do a great job for bugger all money and little regard. However I had a scarring experience as a medical student during my obstetric rotation. Ignoring the way I was treated, which was unprofessional, I was very distressed by what I saw as obstructing the requests of women for pain relief, and an instance where a woman suffered severe injury because the midwife caring for her wanted to spare her a vaginal exam. I hope it was an isolated culture.

I shall take my nasty prejudices away though, and apologise for any offense.

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Posted by: dr_biscuit (brightlywoven)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 09:51 pm (UTC)

(I have got to stop being sardonic about these things in public and causing offense. Sorry)

I don't doubt that the manipulation is pleasant and that this can ease pain as well as convey a sense of well being. I am however worried by the many case reports of spinal cord and brainstem injury caused by cervical spine manipulation. My other concern is that the benefits are often short lived, as compared to physiotherapy, which may involve massage and manipulation, but also preventative strength training.

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Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 16th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)

Interesting. It's almost as if there are different definitions of chiropractory out there. I think that dr_biscuut is thinking of the school of thought that believes that almost all diseases can be cured or alleviated by manipulation of the spine to influence the nervous system, which remains unproven, though I might be wrong.

Posted by: Pellegrina (pellegrina)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 01:14 pm (UTC)

1.Archivist
2.Plumber
3.Sign Maker
4.Anthropologist
5.Furniture Finisher
6.Picture Framer
7.Historian
8.Pet Groomer
9.Electronics Assembler
10.Upholsterer

Picture framer???? Librarian was nowhere on the list, probably because my stint at LBH left me with a dislike of customer service. Intrigued by plumber as in the dark days of LBH I actually started looking into retraining. But from that list I think I'd take Pet Groomer ;-)

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
arthurelaineletr

I've considered plumbing too, though I might be too sensitive for it!

Posted by: louisedennis (louisedennis)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 03:10 pm (UTC)

1. Computer Engineer
2. Computer Programmer
3. Electrical Engineer
4. Astronomer
5. Multimedia Developer
6. Aerospace Engineer
7. Computer Support Person
8. Business Systems Analyst
9. Archivist
10. Database Developer

Which, to be honest, isn't a bad list

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
arthurelaineletr

They are simple questions, but seem to delineate people fairly well. Perhaps I'm just contrary...

Posted by: Elaine of Astolat (ladyofastolat)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC)
Library lady

My top 3 are the same as yours, but then it all goes rather odd:

1. Anthropologist
2. Archivist
3. Historian
4. Personal finance planner
5. Political aide
6. Writer
7. Activist
8. Print journalist
9. Critic
10. Market research analyst

Make-up artist appeared not far outside my top 10, way above library technician. Librarian didn't appear at all.

Since this test seems to be pushing people to become anthropologists at the slightest provocation, I can only assume that there is a serious shortage of skilled anthropologists in the world, and they are trying to redress the balance.

Posted by: parrot_knight (parrot_knight)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)

Probably worth me thinking about, then! :)

Posted by: philmophlegm (philmophlegm)
Posted at: September 13th, 2007 08:14 pm (UTC)
ICAEW

My top ten:
1 Office Manager
2 Auditor
3 Health Care Administrator
4 Association Manager
5 Curator
6 Management Consultant
7 Money Manager
8 Logistics Specialist
9 Research Analyst (Financial)
10 Economic Development Officer

So did anyone else get their actual job as high as number 2? It's quite gratifying really.

Posted by: louisedennis (louisedennis)
Posted at: September 14th, 2007 08:38 am (UTC)

I got Computer Programmer at number 2 which is about half of what I do.

Posted by: Kargicq (kargicq)
Posted at: September 14th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)

1. Historian, 2. Physicist, 3. Astronomer.

I'm a physics teacher whose main academic interest is history of astronomy...