To the Class of 2014

I got the idea for today’s post from USA Today’s  Twitter feed.

What advice would I give to recent college graduates: This week I will post a response for each question.

On  finding the perfect job-

First of all, there is no “perfect” job. If you can take time to really know yourself and not in a sit and meditate way although that can be good too. Know what your strengths, talents, abilities, and interests are. Find a job that allows you to use though. What do you enjoy doing, what do you do in your spare time? What type of environment do you want to work in? What do see yourself doing in 2 years, 5 years, 10 years from now? Will this job help you get there? These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself?

If you know who you are and what you want, then you will be happier and more successful. If you aren’t sure what you want to do, take a few career assessments such as the Holland Code, the Myers Briggs, and volunteer!!! Career assessments don’t hold all the answers,but they give you an idea of who you are and the types of careers that would be good for you.

Here are some suggestions of assessments that may help:

http://www.roguecc.edu/Counseling/HollandCodes/test.asp- Holland Code

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp- Myers Briggs

http://richardstep.com/dope-personality-type-quiz/dope-bird-4-personality-types-test-questions-online-version/- DOPE Bird Assessment

http://discpersonalitytesting.com/discassess/work-free/free-start.php- DISC assessment

These assessments are pretty quick and easy to understand.  Enjoy and thanks for reading!Image

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