In order to properly examine your skills, identify your strengths, the skills that you want to use as a part of your work, the level of skills you need in your major or career of interest, and the amount of further development necessary to acquire these skills. To get started, ask yourself the following questions:
- What are you good at doing?
- What are your strengths?
- What skills do you have that you can use for a career?
- Does your career of interest require skills that you need to further develop?
Knowing your skills is the first step. Knowing how to connect your skills to your major and career options comes next, and can be informed by the tools described below or meeting with a career counselor.
You can also explore your Skills using these resources:
- Login to FOCUS. Under the title, “Self-Assessment,” click “Skills Assessment.”
- iSeek Skills Assessment
- O*Net Skills Search
These tools are hosted on other websites. However, you are still encouraged to meet with us for further clarification.
Individual Career Counseling
Working individually with an academic and career adviser provides a self-paced, face-to-face opportunity to get support in exploring majors and careers. Academic and career advisers assist students of all academic levels during individual appointments regarding career and academic decision-making and planning. You can schedule an appointment online, or schedule an appointment by calling us at 540-568-6555.