Self-Reflection Katie Wheeler

A Brief Summary of my Career Assessments

My Career Cluster Areas

My top matching career areas include:

Hospitality and Tourism

Hospitality and tourism workers help people enjoy vacations and entertainment activities. You might work at a restaurant, resort, sports arena, theme park, museum, or hotel. For example, you might manage operations of a college cafeteria, guide high school students on a trip to Spain, or rent equipment at a recreation center.

Human Services

Human services workers help individual and families meet their personal needs. You might work in a government office, hospital, nonprofit agency, nursing home, spa, hotel, or school. Or, you might work in your own home. For example, you might help students with career and education choices at a high school, cut and color hair in a salon, or manage funeral services at a funeral home.

Architecture and Construction

Architecture and construction workers work on buildings and other structures. This includes highways, bridges, houses, and buildings. You might create the designs or plans for new structures. Or, you might use the plans to build it or manage the workers on the project. Some architecture and construction workers do skilled trades, like carpentry, painting, or plumbing. For example, you might do all of the electrical work for a renovated office space. Or, you might work as a landscaper and take care of flowers and trees on large properties.

My Key Interest Areas - ACS

My key interest areas include:

A - Artistic people are CREATORS. Personality traits You are probably intuitive, sensitive, and imaginative. You usually prefer to work in unstructured situations where you can use your creativity and come up with new ideas. Hobbies and career interests You probably enjoy performing or creating visual arts. You like go to museums or attend concerts or plays. You might enjoy fashion, creative writing, drawing, and creating new things in a variety of settings.

C - Conventional people are ORGANIZERS. Personality traits You are respectful, orderly, persistent, and practical. You probably like working with numbers and are good at following instructions. You like working in structured situations with set goals and deadlines. Hobbies and career interests You are likely to be detail oriented and enjoy working with data. You are often good at following budgets, creating reports, and making sure that systems and projects work efficiently and effectively.

S - Social people are HELPERS. Personality traits You are friendly, empathetic, cooperative, and responsible. You probably like to work directly with people rather than things. You prefer to work as part of a team and sometimes lead or coordinate activities. Hobbies and career interests You probably enjoy teaching, counseling, or curing others. You might be a good public speaker or trainer, and like playing team sports. You might seek out situations where you can work with children, the elderly, people with special needs, or diverse populations.

Careers I would consider include:

  • Interior Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Counselor

My Personality Traits - ISTJ

My personality traits include:

I - Introvert. Introverts like to be alone, enjoy one‐on‐one, communicate by writing, reserved and private, like to focus on one thing at a time, work with ideas, learn by reflection and thinking, think ‐ do ‐ think, conservation of energies, and enjoy a small circle of friends.

S - Sensing. Sensors focus on what is real and actual, prefer facts and concrete, pay attention to details, observe and remember sequentially, are down‐to‐earth, learn step‐by‐step, focus on the present, rely on past experience, prefer things as they are, and value practical applications.

T - Thinking. Thinkers prefer to analyse the problem, are objective are tough‐minded, value justice, are reasonable and fair, use cause‐and‐effect reasoning, are good at critiquing, prefer to be direct, usually don't take things personally, and can be seen as insensitive.

J - Judging. Judgers value structure, tend to work now / play later, like things settled and decided, prefer things to be organised, make lists and use them, value punctuality, prefer to have deadlines, like to complete projects, are goal‐oriented, value order, and like to follow timetables.

Careers I would consider include:

  • Lawyer
  • Marketer
  • Systems Analyst

My Strongest Skill Areas

My strongest skill areas include:

  • Basic Skills
  • Management Skills
  • Technical Skills

Careers I would consider include:

  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Meeting, Convention, and Event Planner

My Most Important Values

My most important values include:

  • Work-Life Balance
  • Family
  • Security
  • Fun and Humor
  • Exercise Competence

Careers I would consider include:

  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Graphic Designer

What I Learned About Myself

I learned that I should explore more career options, there are many more jobs out there that I could see myself potentially doing, some of them I have never even thought about before this assignment. I learned that what I want to do for a job and what I am good at might overlap in some areas and not in others, I should look into the jobs that overlap, those might be better suited for me.

"You say I dream too big. I say you think too small."