Learn About Yourself

  • Skills
    • Choosing a career path that aligns with your skills will help you be successful in your professional life.

  • Values
    • Your job satisfaction depends on how well your career choice aligns with your values.

  • Personality
    • Personality preferences determine how you respond to the outside world, take in information, make decisions, and structure your environments.

  • Interests
    • Your interests determine whether you’re bored or engaged by your surroundings.

Values

Your values are an important part of who you are. They shape your thoughts, influence your worldview, and help you decide what actions to take. You may not always be aware of your values, yet conscious or not they steer your every action. Your career coach will guide you through the Life Values Inventory and other activities, so you can identify your values. 

Life Values Inventory

The Life Values Inventory Online was developed to help individuals clarify their values and serve as a blueprint for effective decision-making and optimal functioning. Your values are the lenses through which you view yourself and your world. As values develop, they are crystalized and prioritized to form a values system. In essence, they form your own personal truth from which self-esteem, fulfillment, and resilience develop. While there are other uses of the word values, this program is not focused on values as they relate to ethics, morality or political/religious views.

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Interests

The secret to finding a fulfilling career lies in identifying the things you already like to do—in other words, your interests. What do you like to do? What are you interested in? Your answer might lie in your leisure life and what you like to do with spare time. But you can carry your interests into the world of work! Your career coach will help you understand your interests by guiding you through the Strong Interest Inventory.

Strong Interest Inventory

The Strong Interest Inventory® assessment is one of the world’s most widely respected and frequently used career planning tools. It has helped both academic and business organizations develop the brightest talent and has guided thousands of individuals—from high school and college students to midcareer workers seeking a change—in their search for a rich and fulfilling career.

SuperStrong

As an IU student, you have access to the SuperStrong—a free 10 minute interest assessment. Get started in exploring your interests by taking the assessment.

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Personality

Your personality influences every part of your life, including the careers that are right for you. By exploring your personality, you will learn more about how you prefer to derive your energy, process new information, make decisions, and the environments best suited for you. To help you gain a better understanding of your personality preferences, your career coach will guide you through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. 

Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Knowing your personality type, as measured through the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® instrument, can help you with career planning at every stage: from your choices of subjects and majors in school to choosing your first career, to advancing in your organization or changing careers later in life. People often find difficulty defining what kind of work they want to do or why a given field makes them comfortable or uncomfortable. Personality type is a practical tool for investigating what works for you, then looking for and recognizing work that satisfies your preferences.

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Skills

You already have many of the skills you need to have a rewarding career. Do you know what they are? There are three main types of skills: transferable skills, specialized skills and aspirational skills. Identifying what you are already good at, and what you want to improve on is an important part of choosing a career. Your career coach will guide you through Skillscan and other activities, so you can identify what skills you have and what skills you want to gain while in college. 

SkillScan

There are many reasons why test takers and counselors like the SkillScan approach to career skills assessment for career planning. Test takers love how hands-on the SkillScan sort process is. SkillScan provides a simple 3-step process to help you learn about your strengths and weaknesses, the skills you enjoy and want to use in a career and those skills needing development.  It offers practical and direct application to your career goals - the results can be used to assist in career planning or marketing your skills in resumes and interviews.

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How to Schedule Your Career Coaching Appointment

Meet one-on-one with your career coach to develop a plan for your life after college. Watch the video to learn how to schedule an appointment!

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    Indiana Career Explorer will help you explore a world of possibilities, make decisions about your future, and prepare for the next step in your education and career planning journey. Depending on your grade level, you will use Kuder Navigator or Kuder Journey to achieve these goals. With a flexible step-by-step process, Kuder Journey is your solution for selecting the right major and preparing for your first career. Additionally, you can learn about how to access training opportunities and approach employers successfully. To access Indiana Career Explorer click on the link provided and follow the instructions to create your own unique account. Note: Do not use your IU username and password for this account.

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