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Choosing Your Next Career

Choosing Your Next Career

Useful tips and tools to help you decide on your next career.

Are you truly satisfied with your career? If not, you're not alone! Many individuals struggle to find their perfect fit and often contemplate whether a career change is the right path for them. This decision becomes even more significant if it involves going back to school to acquire a certificate or degree. Fortunately, there are valuable resources available to help you discover the answer to this question. Read on to find out more!

Career Assessment

This is an excellent way to learn more about yourself, and lay the groundwork for new ideas and interests. Before starting the evaluation, consider your professional goals. After answering the assessment questions, you'll be paired with top field(s) of interest and their corresponding careers.

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There are a variety of other career assessments out there, including the following:

  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) - This assessment works as a self-report questionnaire that helps individuals understand how and why they process information in similar or different ways from their colleagues. This is based on psychological and personality type identification, using a combination of these preference pairs:

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  • Keirsey Temperament Sorter (KTS) - This assessment provides an in-depth focus on temperament and how this relates to an individual's personal and professional development. Temperament types include the following:
    • Artisan
    • Guardian
    • Idealist
    • Rational

Developing a deeper self-understanding through the scope of these categories can help aspiring professionals understand their impact in the workplace, and help them more readily recognize their strengths and challenges. This is especially helpful when considering different career paths, and which might lead to the most success and satisfaction.

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O*Net Online 

This website is an useful tool for exploring specific careers, providing valuable information on training, credentials, education requirements, employment trends, and so much more! Additionally, they offer their own unique career assessment to help you discover your true professional potential.

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Campus Career Services

If you are a current student or alumni of Maricopa Community Colleges, you can meet with an advisor to discuss your next career steps! Visit the Career Services page for your campus to schedule an appointment.

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Tips From Indeed

Whether you are at the beginning of your job hunt or have already explored various tools such as those above, you can benefit from the insightful suggestions provided in the following article from the renowned job search website Check out the full article using the link below.

5 Tips

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In Conclusion

Discovering your true potential is crucial when it comes to selecting your next career path. Invest some time in exploring your strengths using the resources mentioned above, so that the next time someone asks you, "Are you truly satisfied with your career?" you will confidently know the answer and the path you should embark on!

Best of luck in your employment search!


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