This week’s lecture, readings and discussion focuses on the importance of self-assessment in the career development process. This assignment will help you focus on your intended career and your perception of the skills you possess that are required to be successful.
Step 1: Values, Interests and Skills
1.Review the following information related to the importance of Career Self-Assessment. http://www.job-hunt.org/career-change/self-assessment.shtml 2.Write one paragraph reflecting on your values.
3.Write one paragraph reflecting on your interests.
4.Write one paragraph reflecting on your favorite skills.
After reviewing some of the questions and pondering about my own values I have come to the conclusion that I am very satisfied with were my current values are. I work due to the fact that I feel a responsibility to finish anything that I have committed myself to. This is a great feeling knowing that although money is most certainly important, I put a premium on the quality of my work and the way in which I accomplish tasks. I am a hard working individual that does not feel entitled to anything and knows that hard work is the only way to get where I want to be in life. I also want to leave a legacy of a man that stood for something because it is important that people felt as though they could trust and rely on me. I feel very proud to say that one of my most prominent role models is my father and that he has instilled in me the values which continue to push me to work hard and respect others.
When speaking in terms of interest the most basic of interests that comes to mind are my career interests. I had to think a bit about this one as there are many things in my life that I have enjoyed on a hobby level but that I would never want to be my career. I think that many people make the mistake of thinking just because they enjoy doing something they would also enjoy a career in that field which is...