A life coach and a career advisor work with Christopher to help him land a job in theater production and some experience as an accountant as he decides between the two careers. Christopher enjoys crunching numbers but he also likes the thrill that he gets from acting. Does he have enough skill and is he willing the take the risks to be an actor? He has to determine whether or not the actual job of accounting is more appealing to him or the salary. He looks at the advantages and disadvantages of both fields, looks at the job security of each, the type of vehicle he could afford after five years, and then he decides to focus on acting as his career. (26 minutes)
Segments in this video include:
Choosing a Career (01:07) Young people should think about their priorities when they plan their career.
Challenge #1 - Chris Auditions for the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama (03:57) Christopher is passionate about acting, but he knows that it is not financially secure.
Challenge #2: Accounting (02:56) He shadows an accountant to learn about the profession. He finds out that numbers are not the focus of the field.
Challenge #3 Who Dunnit? (04:16) He works in a murder mystery dinner theater in Aberdeen to get some acting experience.
Career Decision Made (01:39) He now has to consider what he has learned for the next three months and decide between acting and accounting. He decides that he is willing to earn a smaller income to focus on his dream of acting.