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What's your career plan?

career options future planning Sep 22, 2021
Most students have a vague idea about their career path. Any 17-year old who says he knows exactly what he wants is a statistical anomaly. Please use this assignment to get more clarity into your plans. Use the attached document's below to enhance your responses. Make sure you include responses to the following:
  • What would you like to achieve with your life? What are you passionate about?
  • When you think of a career, what kind of work interests you?
  • How did you develop those interests?
  • Describe the skills you think you will need to pursue those interests.
  • How will you develop those skills?
  • What obstacles are you likely to face in pursuing your interests?
  • How will you overcome those obstacles?
  • What type of help/support will you need to accomplish your goals.
Some well documented strategies 
  • Do What You Are  - This book uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to help you understand how you relate to the world and suggests potential career paths based on your personality type. It focuses less on your skills and values, but is one of my favorite resources to begin understanding your personality type.
  • YouScience - An online assessment that uses a combination of personality, interest, and aptitude testing to provide an overall report that provides a list of careers that match your results.
  • StrengthsFinder - One of the most popular resources in both book and assessment format. Helps you discover your top five strengths, understand how to develop them, and live your best life.
  • The Birkman Method - A comprehensive and empirically tested online assessment that analyzes what they call your personality needs and expectations, in addition to providing an assessment of your occupational interests and behaviors.
  • The Enneagram - A typology of nine interrelated personality types that can aid in self-awareness, self-understanding, and self-development. 
Send the Success Koach team back a response on the elected major and career choice. this can be a short essay type. Please outline all your criteria and discussions that were considered when making that decision.

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