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Step One: Know yourself

Career Development

If you do not know or are unsure of the job or field you are interested in, there are assessment tools that can help guide you. The more focused the job search, the greater the chance of success. The two assessment tools used the most by career counselors are the MBTI and the Strong. The MBTI is a personality assessment and the theory for utilizing this tool is that people who have similar personalities would go into the same jobs. The Strong assesses a person's interests and research shows that people with similar interests are in the same jobs. Both of these are useful tools to get started. They do not tell you what you should do; instead, they tell you where to start your research.