Fast-tracking the Career Exploration Process

Kathy Meyer, Career Consultant

In my 20 years as a career consultant, my role has been to listen, give resources and encourage students to learn all they can in order to discover their skills, interests and values. I often give them my quick guide on how to jump-start the career exploration process, looking and reading about the thousands of occupations that now make up the world of work.

Now I’m passing my guide on to you. Here’s my outline on how to conduct a career exploration on yourself, from the comfort of your own space:

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Fast-tracking the Career Exploration Process

Five Labs Personality Tool

Five Labs has created a tool that uses your Facebook posts to make estimates about your personality. The tool is based on research from the University of Pennsylvania, which suggests that personality is based on five characteristics: extroversion, openness, neuroticism, conscientiousness, and agreeableness. This tool will tell you how you rank on each of these characteristics based on what you have posted to Facebook. You can also compare yourself to Facebook friends and celebrities!

Understanding your personality and your strengths and weaknesses can help you to better understand what type of job is the best fit for you. Finding a job that is a good fit will help to ensure job satisfaction.

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This tool is fun and easy, but keep in mind that this assessment is only using data from Facebook, so it may not give an accurate results. If you are interested in learning more about personality types and how they can help you in your job search, make an appointment to take a formal assessment! The Career Center offers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory. Call 972-883-2943 to make an appointment!

 

Five Labs Personality Tool