If your are more objective about skills, strengths, interests, and values, then you will be able to make informed career/academic decisions – and plan accordingly.
Career Exploration & Decision-Making Organizers
- Career Goal & Comparison Table
- SMART Goal Setting Worksheet
- Time Budget Worksheet
- MA Work-Based Learning Plan (WBLP) – Although the WBLP is used to assess the growth and performance of interns and employees, it can also be used as a self-assessment and goal setting tool. What employability skills could be stronger (page 1)? What professional development goals could you add to page 2? Now add some time frames, strategies, and resources to greatly increase your chances of success.
Get Objective about Skills
Line Up Your Values & Career Goals
Additional Career Assessments
- CareerOneStop Interest Assessment
- Free Personality Test
- VIA Character Strengths Assessment
- STEM TYPE Assessment
Additional Career Exploration Processes & Resources
- Reality Checking – Do current qualifications and financial/life-style goals match career aspirations?
- Marketable Skills – Which skills can you market or need to obtain?
- Occupational Research – What do occupations involve and which is the best fit for you?
- Labor Market Information Research (LMI) – How can work-related data and analysis inform career choices?
- Experiential Research – What hands-on and real-world experiences will reveal which jobs are the best “fit”?
- Education Research – What education options will inform and help you achieve your career/life goals?