What Do You Want to Be...(When You Grow Up)?

Becoming career-focused by learning the importance of self-identity.
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  • Lectures 26
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

What was your response to that question when you were a child? What did you want to be when you grew up? What would you be now if you could change things? Are you considering a career change? Beginning a new career? Or starting to feel dissatisfied, stale, stagnant, or stuck in your current job?

This course is all about getting you focused on the right career path by assisting you in discovering your self-identity and becoming more self-aware. Begin at the beginning of career planning by taking these important steps!

This dynamic, fun, and enlightening course has 26 lectures and over an hour of content which includes:

  • Video, slide shows, and worksheets to keep you engaged, focused, and on track
  • Tips on how to find free and low-cost interest and personality testing
  • How to interpret your test results
  • Free quarterly newsletter "Career Corner"
  • Why Researching Yourself before researching jobs is the key to your success - and, of course, how to do this effectively

What are the requirements?

  • Internet connection
  • Recommended (but not required) What Color is Your Parachute? By Richard Bolles.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Feel more confident in choosing a career path
  • Have a better understanding of yourself and ways to define who YOU are, as it relates to careers

Who is the target audience?

  • High school or college students and graduates, or anyone looking to start a new career.
  • People transitioning into a new career or looking for a fresh start
  • Anyone interested in tips for increasing their self-awareness
  • Anyone needing a positive change and new outlook!

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Begin at the Beginning
Course Overview
About Me
Section 2: Step One: The Here and Now

In this presentation you'll learn about Mindfulness. It's the first step to learning more about yourself and the world around you.


Addressing sprituality is an important piece in helping define who you are.


Quick Explanation of EQ


Watch this for an explanation on the Johari window and why this is an important tool for understanding self-awareness.

Section 3: Step Two: Personality

Watch this brief presentation in which I introduce you to Step Two. You'll learn about some personality tests that exist and why this is an important step in learning more about yourself.

Carl Jung's Typological Approach
Free Online Test

Take time now to do the test and reflect on the results.

Section 4: Step Three: Interest

In this lecture, I will introduce you to some of the interest tests that exist. Similar to the personality test, this is another important step to learning more about yourself. It may provide key insights or reinforce what you already know of yourself.

Holland's Self-Directed Search
Free Online Interest Test

Take time now to do the test and think about your results.


In this lecture, I'll show you how to effectively use the 3 letter code you receive from your interest test in the ONet database.

Section 5: Step Four: Adventure!

It may sound simplistic, but don't understimate the power of trying new things! Here I explain why this is important and how it can help reduce the "unknown" area I discussed in lecture 7 (the Johari window).

Start Now...
Section 6: Step Five: Discover and Define Your Roles

In this lecture, I discuss the importance of roles and why you should take some time to define how many you have - you may be surprised to see how many "hats" you wear on a daily basis. This will help broaden your definition of "self."


Take a moment to clarify your roles. Use the inventory of examples provided to assist in making your own list.

Section 7: Step Six: Discover and Define Your Values

Last, but not least, understanding what it is you truly value is an important part of discovering who you are. Values may change over time and this is normal. I suggest watching this lecture and redoing the exercise every 6 months to a year.


Take a moment to clarify your values. Use the free test to help or the link provided for a list of examples.

Section 8: Final: Defining "You"

During this lecture, I will explain how important it is to go through this step by step (don't skip any of these!) and put them together to ensure you have a well-rounded, satisfying description of who you are. This is all part of becoming self-aware and learning to better define yourself as you seek out a career that will match up with YOU, what you want, value, and need.

Annual Career Self -Assessment
5 pages
Additional Resources
2 pages
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Instructor Biography

Chris Hicks, President of Hicks Vocational Services

Hi! Thank you for your interest in my course.

I hold a Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Massachusetts Boston and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bridgewater State College, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology, and Spanish minor. My skills in counseling, vocational training, writing, conducting interviews, interpreting medical reports, administering various career assessments, and creating court-ordered evaluations, have evolved from a diverse background in both academic and real world positions.

I am a current and active member of the American Counseling Association, American Rehabilitation Counseling Association, and the National Career Development Association.

My credentials are as follows: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

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