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Self Assessment: Getting Started

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Before you start a job search, you need to determine your personal preferences and career fit. How? Start with an assessment. Determine your interests, your skills, your work satisfaction values and your personality type preferences. Then match those up with various career paths and determine your "fit".

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Self Assessment: Getting Started

  1. 1. Before You Start the Job Search Process<br />
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  3. 3. I Know Myself. Do I Really Need To Do This Step?<br />YES<br />
  4. 4. WORK ENVIRONMENT<br />CAREER FIELD<br />JOB FUNCTION<br />LIFESTYLE<br />
  5. 5. How Do You “Do” Self-Assessment?<br />
  6. 6. How?<br />My personal qualities that would help me on a job?<br />Work independently or in teams?<br />Money needed? Status or prestige? <br />Activities I enjoy?<br />Ways I want to be challenged?<br />Skills I want to use on the job?<br />What inspires me?<br />My preferred reward?<br />What energizes me?<br />Ask yourself some key questions.<br />
  7. 7. What now?<br /> CAREER LEADER-COLLEGE<br />(determines interests, skills and work satisfaction values)<br />OTHER:<br />Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) <br /> -personality type<br /> Strong Interest Inventory <br /> -interests<br />Skills and Values Card Sorts and Paper Surveys<br />Take assessments or inventories.<br />
  8. 8. And then?<br />Review results with a career counselor.<br />
  9. 9. It’s Time to Get Started!<br />Call or visit the Cox Office of Career Services today.<br />Maguire 254, Tel. 214-768-1943<br />

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