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If you find that you are considering landing on an internship or job, you need to assess three crucial factors:
1. Know what new field you want to enter
You can take interest assessments to determine what careers align with your interests, skills, and personality. Some examples are listed at the bottom of this article.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Architecture & Construction
Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications
Business, Management & Administration
Education & Training
Government & Public Administration
Hospitality & Tourism
Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Marketing, Sales & Service
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
2. Know yourself
What would prevent you from being successful in your new field? Consider things like your physical state concerning the physical job requirements, your availability in shifts and hours per week, ability to travel, and stress tolerance. Think about how far you are willing to commute and whether such jobs will be available in your location. If you have barriers you cannot resolve with the new job, go back and look at other career options. Perhaps you could be successful in the same field but in a different role. Learn more about Managing Yourself.
3. Know how much time and effort will be required to re-train or whether you can easily transition with your current skillset.
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Career Interest Assessment:
Some online examples of interest assessments are including: