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Gain Self-Awareness

Gain Self-Awareness

Self-Awareness or Self-Discovery is the initial step in the career decision-making process. If you are not informed about who you are, then how can you expect to make informed decisions based upon your characteristics and attributes?

In order to do a quick check of how well you know yourself, consider the following questions by completing the sentence below with the word list:

Welcome to the Gain Self Awareness section
What is/are my:

  1. Interests (e.g. activities people enjoy)
  2. Personality Type (e.g. introvert, extrovert)
  3. Values (e.g. motivators for work – salary, security,
    prestige, flexible hours)
  4. Skills (e.g. activities people perform well – multi-task, analyze, supervise, counsel)
  5. Employment Preferences (factors people seek in their jobs- opportunities for travel, avoid lifting heavy objects)

If you’re having difficulty answering any of these questions with confidence, then begin the GOALS Program today!

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