Self-Assessment and Your Personal Profile
Career Services helps you discover where your innate talents, learned skills and personal passions, values, interests, and preferences, combine to support your career growth. You have direct access to a variety of tools. Whether you are exploring career choices or your next academic step, these tools provide you with critical insights.
Here are four key components of your personal profile, along with tools and resources to help you understand and explore them.
What you care about or what is most important to you correlates highly with job satisfaction and a sense of purpose in your work. To learn more, explore MyPlan and review our document.
What you are intrinsically drawn to correlates highly with engagement, motivation and problem solving. The Strong Interest Inventory is a good starting place to explore how your interests can play into career planning.
What you are good at correlates to your future success and achievement. Strengths Quest and SkillScan are tools you can use to explore the unique gifts and attributes you can bring to your work.
These can impact both how you approach your work and work with your team. These also affect relationships and decision making. An understanding of personality and preference can help you navigate the career development process more effectively. The Myers Briggs Type Indicator is the instrument for you to explore personality and preference.
As you explore and take advantage of these resources, make sure to schedule time with a Career Adviser to discuss your results.