Career Exploration-Other Places to Get Started

greatest-strength-greatest-weaknessSometimes you think that the answer, the key to what path you should be pursing is right in front of you and you just can’t see it. Unlocking your approach is a first step. Below are questions that can help in getting started with your self-interview.

1. What topics do you enjoy helping others with?

2. What topics do friends, co-workers, managers, or family members call on you for help with?

3. What subjects make you want to share what you know with strangers, peers, and acquaintances?

4. What problems make you want to discover a better way of doing something?

5. What topics are you drawn to find out more about?

6. What are your favorite books and/or movies?

7. What subjects are represented by the books on your bookshelves?

8. What did you always want to be when you grew up?

9. What subjects fascinated you as a child?

10.What life experiences or life-changing events make you want to share what you’ve learned with others?

11.What process or set of steps do you do regardless of the topic or task at hand?

12.What tools, equipment, or raw material do you like to use in your work?

13.What characteristics describe your favorite clients or customers? (Age, gender, belief system, cultural/ethnic background, life stage, education level, income level, problem or life situations, shared interest, lifestyle, particular talent, etc.)

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Career Search: Other Places to Look

6a0105360968fe970b01347fdd88a8970c-500piCareer transitions do have an upside that is often obscured by the anxiety accompanying a proposed change even when you are the driving force behind it. Shifting your perspective can lead to a more creative approach and in the process deepen your learning about what pleases you, what you are good at and what might be another way to broaden your focus. Take some time to answer the questions below. This really is about YOU! 

1. What problems make you want to discover a better way of doing something?
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2. What topics are you drawn to find out more about?
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3. What are your favorite books and/or movies?
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4. What subjects are represented by the books on your bookshelves?
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5. What did you always want to be when you grew up?
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6. What subjects fascinated you as a child?
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7. What life experiences or life-changing events make you want to share what you’ve learned with others?
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8. What process or set of steps do you do regardless of the topic or task at hand?
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9. What tools, equipment, or raw material do you like to use in your work?
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10.What characteristics describe your favorite clients or customers? (Age, gender, belief system, cultural/ethnic background, life stage, education level, income level, problem or life situations, shared interest, lifestyle, particular talent, etc.)
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