Part I: How did you become interested in your prospective job field? What would be your ideal workplace position and job tasks?
Part II: Read a few online job postings for positions in your prospective career field. Try using sites such as Monster.com, Indeed.com, Linkedin.com, simplyhired.com, (Links to an external site.)The Texas Workforce Commission’s job search website (click here (Links to an external site.)), (Links to an external site.)etc. If you can, contact someone you know in the field directly. Do the job descriptions mention workplace communication? If so, what do the postings say about the future candidate’s necessary communication abilities? When you apply for a job in this field, what types of written documents are required during the application process?
Part III: What types of documents might you have to compose during your day-to-day work in this field? (These writing tasks could be as small as written notes or as big as legal contracts.) How many different audiences will you need to communicate with?