December 12, 2011 | Barb Carr

Career Development Tip: A New Year – A New Career

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to find a better job.  If that’s on your list, have you taken a few moments to define “better”? Many people make the mistake of trading one job that’s a bad fit for another.  Their 40th birthday comes and goes … and they’re still wondering what they want to be when they grow up.

It’s worthwhile to take time to really think about the type of career that is perfect for you.  Will you know it when you see it? Or are you not really sure at all? Here is a tool that can help. “My Next Move” (created for the U.S. Department of Labor) is an online tool that helps you determine the right career path.

You can search careers with key words, browse careers by industry or take a brief interests quiz.  The online quiz can be completed in a few minutes, and will reveal how your interests line up under artistic, social, enterprising, conventional, investigative and realistic categories.  Then it will allow you to explore jobs you may not have considered based on your personal interests profile.

Learn more at: http://www.mynextmove.org/

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