It’s never too early to begin exploring career paths. Whether you’re choosing a major or considering a career change, here are three easy steps you can take to get started.
1. Take an Assessment
Assessments are a quick and easy way to learn more about yourself and your goals. There are a variety of different types of assessments out there; we recommend taking one career assessment and one personality assessment. See our favorite free options below:
One of the best ways to analyze the results of your career assessment is through research. Check out item number two for next steps!
The results from your personality assessment can be utilized in a number of ways, and you can identify how specific personality traits apply to your work style or interests.
16Personalities provides career recommendations with your results, but we also recommend reviewing the 16Personalities article on using your results as you research potential careers. Check out similar articles from High5 and Truity!
2. Research and Discover Careers
With so many occupations to discover, the process can be overwhelming. We recommend researching your top 3-5 career matches from your prior career assessment using the following resources.
3. Connect with Employers
Speaking directly with employers is a great way to learn more about a specific industry or position. Connect with employers at networking events, career fairs, or directly through Handshake messaging, email, or phone call.