Know your own failings, passions, and prejudices so you can separate them from what you see. Self-assessment is important because it can help you feel more content when others assess you. It might seem odd to think self-assessment matters for your career but it is one of the most important things. It helps you know what your skills are and which kind of jobs they align with. It also ensures you are aware of your values and your characteristics — you know what kind of work culture and environment would help you thrive.
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Dedicated to helping job seekers find work during the pandemic. Click here to read more. It's often said that a job search is a full-time job, which is why it can be daunting to know what to do and when to do it. Or where to even start! This directory of career exploration resources breaks it all down in an easy-to-understand list that will help you explore a new or different career, understand the skills you need to do a certain job, or help you find some career coaching when you need it. Before diving in, know that LiveCareer has a plethora of resources to help you create two of the most important documents you'll need for a job search--a resume and cover letter. Work from resume templates and cover letter templates when creating your docs, and get things off on the right foot!
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Discover your perfect career! We are offering a free Personality Assessment test and Career Profile. This test evaluates which jobs are best for you by uncovering your areas of interest. Our state-of-the-art profiling software will ask you a series of questions that represent important skills and abilities.
Choosing the best career is one of the most important choices we can make in life, and yet for many it is not a properly considered or even moderately researched choice. Currently the average person changes careers 7 times throughout their working life, which strongly indicates that career choice is not being given the consideration that it deserves. Unfortunately the effect of changing careers so frequently is that you lose any ground you have gained through experience and training, and you essentially have to start from the bottom each time.