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Career Exploration

Planning for the future, wanting to change jobs or looking to advance your career? The first steps in your career development involve knowing your life and work values, learning about yourself, exploring your options, and planning ahead.

The ultimate goal in career exploration is for you to find a career or job that matches your interests, skills, personality, abilities, and values. These qualities are not always easy to identify. Self-assessment is the key to successful career planning and requires critical thought and reflection. Key questions include:

  • What do I like to do?
  • What keeps my curiosity? What motivates me?
  • What do I like to work with? People, concepts, things, data?
  • What do I value?
  • What skills do I possess? What new ones can I develop?

To learn about yourself, ask your case manager for more information about our Career Exploration workshops.