Exploring Career Decisions Objective 1 Study Guide A positive attitude and your best effort will help you get the most out of everything you do. Things you should consider about yourself when investigating careers are interests and values. Your values are the beliefs and ideas you live by. Some basic values that people learn early in life are courage, responsibility, compassion, and relationships. Enjoying the outdoors and participating in sports are examples of interests. Your personality is some of your feelings, actions, habits, and thoughts. Being fun-loving and out-going are examples personality. A student who chooses caring as a personality trait might want to consider entering the career field of counseling. Self-assessment is the process of evaluating specific areas of yourself that will help you find a career that suits you. What you can do (your abilities) is an example of skills. Keyboarding is an example of a skill. Transferrable skills are general skills used in school and in various types of jobs. Job-specific skills are the skills necessary to do a particular job, like balancing a budget or programming a computer. A method of classifying occupations is to group them into categories by what you work is people, data, things, and ideas The different ways people naturally learn and think are called learning styles. Verbal, logical, and visual are some examples of learning styles. A person that has a musical and rhythmic learning style would be best suited as a guitar player career. An accountant would most likely have a logical and mathematic learning style. Here is an example of a naturalistic learning style: I like to investigate and explore nature – including flowers, animals, plants, rocks, and geography. Mark was great at hands-on activities; this makes him a bodily and kinesthetic learner. You might like a career as a graphic organizer if art is your favorite class. .