CAREER EXPLORATION The first step in career exploration is to learn more about yourself. This includes exploring your… Personality Interests Skills Values PERSONALITY Your personality is who you are and what makes you different from others. When it comes to career exploration it is important to search for a career that works well with your personality. – For example, artistic people are more likely to be successful and satisfied if they choose to work in an artistic environment with other artistic people. One of the steps in self-assessment is learning more about your personality. HOLLAND’S PERSONALITY TYPES They are six and one can have a mix of them. These are; – – – – – – Realistic Investigative Artistic Social Enterprising Conventional Realistic – Skilled at working with tools, machines, electronics, or plants and animals. – Values things you can see, touch, and use. – Sees self as practical, mechanical, and realistic. Investigative – Likes to solve problems. – Generally avoids instructing or persuading people. – Is good at math and science problems. – Sees self as scientific, and intellectual. Artistic – Likes to express themselves creatively through art. – Generally avoids highly structured or repetitive activities. – Has good artistic abilities. – Sees self as expressive, independent, and original. Social – Likes to help people. – Is good at teaching, counseling, or nursing. – Values helping people and solving social problems. – Sees self as helpful, friendly, and loyal Enterprising – Has leadership skills. – Enjoys leading and persuading people. – Values success in politics and leadership. – Sees self as sociable and ambitious. Conventional – Likes to work with numbers or records. – Avoids unstructured activities. – Values success in business. – Sees self as organized and dependable. INTERESTS Interests is one of the important things to take into consideration when making career explorations. Make a list of your interests: – What do you like doing? – What challenges you? – What experiences have you had in the past that you enjoyed?