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Ready to Explore Careers?

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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.

Career Clusters

  1. Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

  2. Architecture & Construction

  3. Arts, Audio/Video Technology & Communications

  4. Business, Management & Administration

  5. Education & Training

  6. Finance

  7. Government & Public Administration

  8. Health Science

  9. Hospitality & Tourism

  10. Human Services

  11. Information Technology

  12. Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

  13. Manufacturing

  14. Marketing, Sales & Service

  15. Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

  16. 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:

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