Know Yourself

Learning Goal:

  • Students will be able to identify interests, abilities, values, skills, and traits that align with career fields 

The more you know about yourself, the better you are able to make wise career choices. We will use this page about getting to know yourself as a guide to our own self-discovery. The sections below will guide you through self-exploration.


Values

What are values? Why are they important. We check out this video about values during class.

Extrinsic vs Intrinsic values We'll use this link to talk about the difference between extrinsic and intrinsic values and some examples.

We'll check out some different types of values with this link.

What things do you value?

 
The Assignment

Complete the following values survey. After completing the survey use the most important work and personal values you discovered to create a presentation. Make sure to include the value and image to represent that value. Send me the completed survey and presentation on Google Classroom.

Values Survey CHANGE TO https://careerinsite.alberta.ca/careerinsite/know-yourself.aspx

Work Importance Locator

The Assignment

10 pts - Complete the Work Importance Locator assessment on the MCIS website. Create a Google document that includes the workplace values it identified as being important to you. Explore one of the careers that matched the values from the assessment. Include a paragraph about the career you choose. Also, write a paragraph reflecting (thoughts, feelings, reactions) on the values that were identified and your interest in the career option you choose. 

 



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Interests 

Your interests are the things you enjoy doing with your free time or your passions, like running for example. You will be happier with a career that is aligned with the things you enjoy doing. 

We will complete the Interests Exercise from this link. You will need to create an account to access the assessment. After you have finished the exercise, share your results with the class using this collaborative page.  First, add your top interests and a reflection to the page. Next, find someone that has similar interests to you. Finally, work with the person (or people) to explore a career that would match those interests. Add what you found to the collaborative page. 

MCIS IDEAS & Interest Profiler

Log into your account on the MCIS website. There are two assessments that involve interests. Complete the IDEAS and Interests Profiler assessments. Take your time and don't just click through to get them done. 

The Assignment - Interest Thinglink 15 pts

Choose your top five interests or interest categories from any of the assessments. Create a Thinglink that includes the categories, why you choose those categories, and two career options that match up with those categories. Send me a shared link to your Thinglink on Google Classroom.categories, and two career options that match up with those categories. Make sure to add some images/links that enhance your interactive image. Send me a shared link to your Thinglink on Google Classroom.

We'll look at how to use Thinglink in class. There is a how-to video below and here is a link to their help page. 



Skills & Abilities

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We all have different skills and abilities. Some people are good creative and good at design. Some people are logical and good at figuring out puzzles. Certain skills/abilities will make us a better fit for certain careers over others. Maybe you are a good listener and would be successful as a counselor. Maybe you have good communication skills and would do well in a career that involves writing.

Use the CareerInsite website to complete the Abilities Exercise (under Know Yourself). Use the MCIS website to complete the Select Skills assessment (Assessments --> SKILLS). 

The Assignment - Skills & Abilities Mind Map 15 pts

Once you have completed both assessments, use Coggle to create a mind map that shows your skills and abilities. Include at least ten skills and abilities that you identified. Also, include at least five careers and show how they match up with your skills/abilities. Make sure to include images or media in your mind map. Export your mind map from Coggle and send it to me on Google Classroom.



Personality

Personality tests are everywhere in our digital world. Some tests are wierd but others provide valuable insight into who you really are. For example, if you find you have a social personality, choosing to become a mortician would probably be a bad career choice. 


2. Based on the results, learn more about your personality type using this 16 Personalities site.


3. Install the Google Chrome extension Awesome Screenshot

Take a screenshot of your personality type character from the 16 personalities site (capture selected area). Add the image to this collaborative page. With your screenshot, include information about your type of personality (a short description). Also, reflect (thoughts/reactions) on what you learned and how accurate that personality type is. 

Find someone that has the same (or similar) personality. Together, research two career options that match up with your personalities. Add the career info (with images) to the collaborative page. 



Who Are You?

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Hopefully, you have a better understanding of yourself after completing these self-assessments. Now it's time to combine everything together.

We'll look at this page on infographics and C.R.A.P. design together in class. 

The Assignment - Who Are You Poster/Infographic 45 pts

Values - MCIS Work Importance Locator
Interests - CareerInsite Interests Exercise or MCIS IDEAS and Interests Profiler
Skills & Abilities - CareerInsite Abilities Exercise or MCIS Select Skills
Personality - 16 Personalities

Part one (15 pts) is to create a word cloud using Word It Out or word art using WordArt. Include results from your values, interests, skills & abilities, and personality to create your word creation. Use QRCode Monkey to create a QR code for your word creation. Label your QR code with a career option you researched that best matches the entire word creation. Print out your QR code and tape it in the hall outside Lab A220 (our classroom). Send me your word creation and QR code on Google Classroom.

Complete part one first, then we'll look at part two.

Part two (30 pts) is to create a poster or infographic (using the tools from the link above) that gives a detailed description of yourself. It will include results from your values, interests, skills & abilities, and personality assessments. It should also include reflection on what you've learned, who you are, and best career options. Add your finished poster/infographic to this collaborative page and send it to me on Google Classroom. Use the questions and rubric below to self-assess your project. Tell me what score you would give your project using the private comments on Google Classroom.

Guiding Questions:
  • Does your poster/infographic include values? 3 pts
  • Does your poster/infographic include interests? 3 pts
  • Does your poster/infographic include skills & abilities? 3 pts
  • Does your poster/infographic include personality type? 3 pts
  • Does your poster/infographic include a reflection on what you've learned and ultimately who you are? 5 pts
  • Does your poster/infographic include info on career options that match up with what you've discovered? 5 pts
  • Is your poster/infographic visually appealing? Does your poster use C.R.A.P. design? 5 pts
  • Is your poster/infographic high quality? 3 pts
*Points awarded/lost based on the creative/original computer rubric.