YOUR ROAD AHEAD?
WHERE DOES IT LEAD?
HARD QUESTIONS TOASK YOURSELF!Questions Like:Where will this
road lead me? Will it bring me success, wealth, and joy?Will it
bring hardships, struggles, unhappiness?What can I do to ensure a
great future for myself, and for my family?
INSTRUCTIONSTake the piece of paper and write your name on the
topThen write three things about yourself that most people dont
knowTwo of them must be the truthOne of them must be a lie
INSTRUCTIONSOnce everyone is done writing, we will: Exchange
papers Read them, and
See if we can tell which ones are truths and which ones are
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do
not understand.Frank Herbert (1920 - 1986) American Novelist:
Writer of the highly successful science fiction series called
PEOPLE OFTEN ASK:"I don't know what I want to do. Is there a
test or something that can tell me what career is right for
NO!Unfortunately, there is no test that can magically tell you
what to do with the rest of your life.
WHERE DO I TURN FOR ANSWERS?
THE SLOW LANEIt's possible to quickly choose a career. But to
find a career that's right for you, it's helpful to slow down, give
it some thought, and take the time to get it right.
This is useful whether youre choosing a career for the first
time or changing careers for the thirty-first time.
THE ANSWERBy taking a careful look at your personal values,
interests, personal attributes, and skills you can obtain valuable
information that will help you in making your decision.
WINDOW TO THE FUTURE
TAKING THE WHEEL!Career exploration is not the same as job
searching. Job searching is a short-term pursuit of a position that
matches your financial and career goals. Career exploration is a
long, progressive process of choosing education, training, and jobs
that fit your interests and skills.
TAKING STOCKLearning what you have to offer an employer is a
first step. Its important to know who you are, as well. People
succeed at things that they enjoy easier than in doing things that
they dont enjoy.
SELF-ASSESSMENTSelf assessment is the process of gathering
information about yourself in order to make an informed career
decision. It is the first step of the Career Planning Process.
What should a self assessment look at? A self assessment should
include a look at your values, interests, personality, and
STEP ONEVALUE INVENTORIES
A value inventories will measure how important different values
are to you. Examples of these values, which play an important role
in one's job satisfaction, include autonomy, prestige, security,
interpersonal relations, helping others, flexible work schedule,
outdoor work, leisure time, and high salary.
STEP TWOINTEREST INVENTORIES
The questions in an interest inventory ask about your likes and
dislikes regarding various activities. The premise of this self
assessment tool is that people who share similar interests will
also enjoy the same type of work. Examples of interests are
reading, running, playing golf, and knitting.
STEP THREEPERSONALITY INVENTORIES
A personality inventory looks at one's individual traits,
motivational drives, needs, and attitudes.
The most frequently used personality inventory is the
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). There are many others.
STEP FOURSKILLS INVENTORIES
In addition to determining what you're good at, a skills
assessment also helps you figure out what you enjoy doing. The
skills you use in your career should combine both characteristics.
You can use the results of the skills assessment to make some
changes by acquiring the skills you need for a particular
ASSESSMENT TO PLAN
WHATS IN YOUR FUTURE?