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Personality tests, interest inventories, abilities inventories, etc. The more you know about yourself, the better decisions you can make about what type of career will make you happy. For instance, do you love working outdoors or indoors? Do you like working with numbers, or people? Would a physical job interest you, or would you prefer a more sedentary one? What are you good at? Can you sing? Dance? Do people find you easy to talk to? Do you work better alone or as part of a team? Do you like routine, or variety?
VSAC has created a new page dedicated to high school students. http://www.vsac.org/i-am/a-high-school-student?utm_source=roadmaps&utm_campaign=roadmapsredirect&utm_medium=redirect
Here are just a few suggestions on answering the essential question, “Who Am I?”
Personality: http://www.keirsey.com/Click on the box in the upper right-hand corner to take the free Keirsey Temperament Sorter.
DO WHAT YOU ARE is an excellent personality test that gives you a 7-page confidential report on what your Myers-Briggs type is and also what careers might be of interest to you. You can access this through VSAC‘s website link at www.vsac.org/resources/do-what-you-are-dwya
Go to http://vsac.org/resources/do-what-you-are-dwya and click on VIEW RESOURCE. Log in to your account or register if you’re a new user. Once you’re in the program, click on START DO WHAT YOU ARE within the menu on the right. The test will take about 30 minutes.
The answers to these essential questions are not static. These questions need to be re-evaluated and re-answered throughout our lives. That’s why life-long learning is so important.
There are loads of excellent Internet sites that can help answer these questions. Here are some of our favorites.
Interests: http://www.mynextmove.org Click on the Start button under “Tell Us What You Like to Do” and follow the instructions.
Abilities: A quick and easy way to identify your skills is to use the checklist at http://www.career-intelligence.com/assessment/career-skillset-worksheet.asp that lists innate skills, transferable skills and then information about job-specific skills that can get you thinking about what you have for abilities.
You can also get an idea of your abilities under the “Can You?” link on the pages of the Career Interest Game listed above.
Another way to get an idea of what your abilities are is to take the Skills Profiler, found at http://www.careeronestop.org/Click on EXPLORE CAREERS, then on “find assessments” under “Self Assessments.” Click on “Skills Profiler” and scroll down to “Start with your skills.” Select this option, and click “continue.” The Skills Profiler steps you through a series of forms that allow you to identify skills and activities you have used on the job or elsewhere. This leads to a customized Skills Profile.
If you would like to sit down and speak to someone about your next steps, the Hannaford Career Center School Counseling Coordinator is always here to help!
Brenda Logee, Career & Technical Education School Counseling Coordinator
You can also contact Denise Senesac, Administrative Assistant to Guidance, at 382-1004.
The Guidance Coordinator also serves as the Title IX* contact for the technical center, advocating for equity and supporting non-traditional students in our programs by ensuring a safe, stereotype-free and harassment-free environment.
In addition to Ms. Logee, parents/students may also contact the following state office with discrimination complaints:
Vermont Human Rights Commission: 1(800) 416-2010