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