Discover Your Career Needs

To discover your career needs, you first need a career needs assessment. Assess where you are and where you want to be in this lesson.

Assessing yourself

As we have seen with Meral, taking the time to learn more about yourself and your needs can make a huge difference when choosing a career path. Understanding what you truly need and value will help you gain a clearer sense of purpose and direction as you pursue a career. Here are some of the most important things to consider:

Self-assessment tools

Learning more about your skills and interests can help you find a career that fulfills your needs and feels right for you. Below are some free resources for assessing yourself and your possible career paths:

These tools are a great starting point, but they can only tell you so much about yourself. Be sure to spend some time reflecting on your own values and interests as you begin exploring different careers.

Use one of the self-assessment tools above to measure your aptitude for different career paths.

  • Do you think the results accurately reflect your personality or skills?
  • Can you imagine yourself pursuing any of the suggested careers?
  • Are the suggestions realistic?

Additional resources