OCCUPATION THESAURUS

CARPENTER



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
Carpenters build and repair fixtures made primarily of wood. They might be involved in large-scale projects, such as the construction of houses, commercial buildings, and bridges. Others may find smaller, more specific jobs to their liking; in this case, they may take pride in creating custom cabinetry, crown molding, doors, bookshelves, or furniture. Another common carpentry job is creating forms for concrete and masonry projects. Carpenters may obtain skills in multiple areas of woodworking, or they may specialize in just a few.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
While a high school diploma is the minimum requirement to go into carpentry, an associate degree is often preferred, as is formal training through a vocational or technical program. Any prior experience, such as an apprenticeship, is also beneficial.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

HELPFUL POSITIVE TRAITS:
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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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SOURCES OF FRICTION:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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