Self Awareness for Career Exploration

This is a tool to take into account areas where your self-awareness can assist in decision making and goal setting for your career readiness.

  1. Interests, Likes and Dislikes

    1. What are you curious about?
    2. What problems or issues are you interested in working with?
    3. What do you enjoy doing?
    4. What have you experienced so far that you did not like?
  2. Values

    1. What is important to you in how you live your life?
    2. What are your guiding principles?
    3. What is something about yourself you never want to change?
  3. Personal Attributes

    1. How would you describe your personality?
    2. What do you do well and excel in? What are your strengths?
    3. What is it like to work with you on something?
  4. Experience and Bias

    1. When do you feel resistant to learning new things?
    2. How would you describe your circle of friends, mentors, and colleagues? Does your circle represent diverse perspectives and lived experiences?
    3. What assumptions have you made about someone that were not true? How do you combat assumptions in the future?
    4. How will you expose yourself to new experiences and perspectives?
  5. Skills

    1. What skills would you say you possess? Out of those skills which ones do you most enjoy using?
    2. What skills do you want to gain?
  6. Energy

    1. What do you do that energizes you? Depletes you?
    2. When have you felt highly engaged in something or lost track of time because you were so deeply engrossed?
  7. Stress

    1. What does stress look like for you?
    2. When are you most uncomfortable?
    3. How do you manage stress?
  8. Work View

    1. Why do you work?
    2. What defines good, worthwhile work?
    3. What would be your ideal work environment?
    4. What role do you want work to have in your life?
  9. Mindset

    1. What areas in your life do you have a mindset where you are open to learning and adapting?
    2. What areas of your live do you feel that you can’t or don’t need to change?
  10. Decision Making

    1. How have you made decisions in the past?
    2. What factors do you take into consideration when making decision?
  11. Managing Transitions, Risk Aversion

    1. How do you handle change?
    2. What is crucial for you in adapting new plans?
    3. How likely are you to try new things and be open to new opportunities?
    4. How do you manage setbacks?
  12. Purpose, Mission and Vision

    1. What is important to you? What is your why?
    2. What drives you?
    3. How will you get to where you want to be?
    4. What impact do you want to make?