There’s a big difference between getting a job and reaching a career destination
where you love what you do! This section on self-discovery gives you some tools
to learn more about yourself and suggests ways to translate that self-knowledge
into successful career planning and job search goals. The first step in your
self-discovery quest is one that you will repeat many times in your life: an
inventory of your interests, values, personal style and skills. Even if you
have a good idea of what you want to do, self-assessment is vital to writing
a resume and doing well in an interview. These exercises will provide a frame
of reference when you begin to explore your career options.
Where are you in the career planning cycle? Use the bullets below as a guide
to see what you have and still have left to do.