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 and check out the video above (through 4 min). The sections below will guide you through self-exploration.


Values

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

Extrinsic vs Intrinsic
We'll use this image 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 Challenge - Values Survey

Complete the following values survey. After completing the survey use the top five work values you discovered to create a presentation. Make sure to include the value (summarize) and image to represent that value. Take a screenshot of your completed survey and include it in the presentation. Use this rubric to self-assess your work and discuss it with me when completed. 


Work Importance Locator

The Challenge - MCIS Work Importance Locator 10 pts

Complete the Work Importance Locator assessment on the MCIS website (look at the GIF below). 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. 
MCIS Work Importance Locator GIF

Use this rubric to self-assess your work and discuss it with me when completed. 






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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 Challenge- Interest Thinglink 15 pts

Choose your top five interests or interest categories from either 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. Make sure to add some images/links that enhance your interactive image. You will probably end up with seven dots or points. Send me a shared link to your Thinglink on Schoology.

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 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 Challenge - 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 Schoology.

Here is a good example



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. This is a good site to find careers based on your personality. 



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 Challenge - Who Are You Poster/Infographic 40 pts

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

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Part one (10 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. Shoot to have at least five to six words per category. Send me your word creation on Schoology and print. Label your printed word cloud with a career option you researched that best matches the entire word creation. We will tape and combine all the word clouds together. 

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 Schoology. Use this rubric to self-assess your project. Send your completed rubric with your project on Schoology.