This career assessment site is for you, if you are:
- Trying to identify your special gifts, talents, abilities.
- Wondering “what career is best for me?”
- Stuck in a job you hate.
- Facing a major work change due to layoff, downsizing, or merger.
- Returning to work after an extended absence, or . . .
- Searching for your ‘Life-Purpose’.
All Tests, Inventories and Worksheets are available in an easily printable format in Career Manuals 1 and 2.
Step 1 Discovering Yourself
1. Work Style
2. Work Values
3. Personality Type
4. Central Motivations
5. Multiple Intelligences
After you have gone through these five career assessments, you’ll be better able to put together a clearer picture of your preferences and get going on your own Career Plan.
Step 2 Career Exploration Options
– Keeping in mind your favorite interests – you will then look at the Major Occupational Job Groups and find one ‘Field of Interest’ that you’d love to play in, that you know you’ll never tire of. You may even know it already.
Job Exploration gives you a chance to determine if that’s ‘your main area of interest’, or if there is another, that you never knew of, which fascinates you even more.
Step 3 Deciding On Your Dream Job
– In this step, you will be taking the ‘Field of Interest’ that you chose in Step 2 and researching the kinds of jobs that are in that field.
You’ll be looking for ‘The Job’ that uses your central motivations and allows you to express your personality, use your preferred intelligences and work values, and work in your preferred environment. This is your Dream Job. You will find this job riveting, motivating and stimulating. Now you have the formula:
Step 4 Taking Action Through Career Planning
In Step 4, we look at:
- What It Means to Have a ‘Management Plan’
- How Today’s Workplace Differs from Yesterday’s
- Your Role as the New Breed of Worker
- Link to: How to Take Care of Your ‘Career’
Once you’ve decided on your Best Career Match, you can learn how to take care of it through Career Planning. That requires some understanding of what’s happening today in the workplace.
After working through this career assessment program, here is how she used the information she learned about herself, to do her ‘Job Research’, and find her ‘best career match.
Jennifer now works in an aquarium training Dolphins. From the time she was ‘little’ she’d had a special interest in Dolphins.
Her ‘Central Motivation’ in life was always to protect living things and work in close harmony with nature.
Her ‘Occupational Research’ identified the field of Natural Resources as fitting her most deeply rooted needs and interests.
Even if her job choices changed in the coming years, she would still be able to work in some capacity with marine mammals, in the Field of Natural Resources. Identifying her ‘Field of Interest’ through her Occupational Research, was the key to where she would find her dream job.
Her Dream Job: Dolphin Trainer
Best Career Match: Naturalist, Specializing in Marine Mammals
This Link Will Take You Through Steps 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Program
Step 1 - Discovering Who You Are
- 1. Your Work Style Preferences
- Your Work Style Preferences Overview
- 4. Your Central Motivations
- Your Central Motivators - An Overview
- 5. Your Multiple Intelligences
- Multiple Intelligences - An Overview
- Multiple Intelligences Descriptions
- 60 Ways to Boost Your Intelligences
- How to Develop Your Intelligences
- The Quick Job Analysis Guide
- Career Chart
Step 2 - Exploring Your Career Options
- Get the FAQs About Career Exploration 9 Frequently Asked Questions on Job Searching
- Researching the Major Occupational Groups How to Do Job Research - Your Search Tool Links
Step 3 - Doing the Research For Your Dream Job
- Paper Research
- Help For Doing Paper Researching
- Online Research
- Help For Doing Research Online
- People Research Links
- Help For Doing People Researching
- How to Prepare for the Information Interview
- 20 Interview Questions for Informational Interviews
- Sample Phone Scripts for Information Interviews
- Writing the Interview Thank You Letter
- Participation Research Links
- Help For Doing Participation Researching
- Open Houses in the Workplace and at Schools
- Job Shadowing
- 21 Sample Job Shadows in the Workplace
- Temping & Volunteering as Participation Research
- 50 Basic Questions Checklist For Job Researching
Step 4 - Managing Your Career - Doing Career Planning
- Taking Care of Your Career - Building Your Toolkit
- Arriving in Your New Career - 8 Workable Career Management Options
- Preventing Burnout: The Burnout Checklist
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