by Rachel Vilsack ~
- Find out about specific occupations that are a good match for your unique blend of skills.
- Understand the strengths (or weaknesses) you bring to your job.
- Learn where your skills fall short of the requirements for different jobs.
- Decide whether you need more training or experience in an area.
- Write a more meaningful resume or cover letter.
- Reflect on where you want to take your career, and where you want your career to take you.
A career assessment won’t tell you whether or not a certain job will make you happy. A job is more than the skills required to complete tasks. It involves an organization, a boss, a group of coworkers, a schedule, a salary, and a commute. All these things that could influence how you feel about your work. Still, your job satisfaction is likely to be higher if your work makes good use of your skills.
Interested in taking an assessment? Start with one of these:
Future posts this month will explore how to use the results of your assessment to explore careers.