It’s good to be open to career insights from all kinds of sources.
- Knowing your strengths and personality are important factors in finding the career you’re meant for but they’re not only ones. I help my clients assess themselves in eight different areas as part of a larger Soul Search, Research and Job Search process. These elements include: your top interests, key motivators, skills you want to employ, ways you want to contribute/find purpose, your best qualities, the best work environment, activities you get the most enjoyment from, and salary & benefits. By working through exercises and self-reflection questions we prioritize what’s most important to you and brainstorm career possibilities that match the elements of your ideal career. Answer this brief questionnaire if your career needs and goals include clarifying what you’d like to do.
- Assessments also tend to shoehorn you into existing careers. After Soul searching, Researching and Job Searching with countless clients, I have found the ideal careers are most often new niche areas my clients can fill, or a unique take on existing careers. Often the right answer is combination of career options not previously thought of (and that wouldn’t typically show up in an assessment).
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