Self-Reflection Cole Heinbaugh
A Brief Summary of my Career Assessments
My Career Cluster Areas
Employees in Information Technology work with computer hardware, software, multimedia, and network systems. In this cluster, you might design new computer equipment or computer games. Or you might make sure that the software or networks are working.
Business Management and Administration
If you are interested in the Business Management and Administration cluster, there are many career options. You may provide the needed support to keep a business in operation. Or you might keep track of the expenses and income. You could manage the financial activities of a business.
If you worked in finance, you would keep track of money. You might provide financial services to a business or individual. Your work could include maintaining records or giving advice to business executives on how to operate their business. You could work in financial planning, banking, or insurance
My Key Interest Areas - CRA
C - Conventional people are ORGANIZERS. They are very detail oriented and like to work with data and numbers.
People with conventional interests like work activities that follow set procedures and routines. They prefer working with data and detail more than with ideas. They prefer work in which there are precise standards rather than work in which you have to judge things by yourself.
R - Realistic people are DOERS. They are often good at mechanical or athletic jobs. They like to work with things like machines, tools or plants and they like to work with their hands.
People with realistic interests like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They enjoy dealing with plants, animals, and real-world materials, like wood, tools, and machinery. They enjoy outside work.
A - Artistic people are CREATORS. 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.
People with artistic interests like work activities that deal with the artistic side of things, such as forms, designs, and patterns. They like self-expression in their work. They prefer settings where work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Careers I would consider include:
- Computer Engineers
- Video Game Designers
- Air Traffic Controllers
My Personality Traits
My Personality Traits include: ESFJ
E - Extroverts seek interaction, enjoy groups, communicate by talking, outgoing and sociable, like variety, and action.
S - Sensors tend to be more concrete than abstract. They focus their attention on the details rather than the big picture.
F - Feelers tend to value personal considerations above objective criteria. When making decisions, they often give more weight to social implications than to logic.
J - Judgers tend to plan their activities and make decisions early. They derive a sense of control through predictability
Careers I would consider include: Accountant, Administrator, and a Marketer
My Strongest Skill Areas
My Strongest Skill Areas include:
- Efficiency - Time is Money. Working with speed and gettign the maimum amount done in that time.
- Stress Tolerance - Being able to handle many things at one time while still putting out a decent amount of work.
- Speaking - Communication is key in working with other people.
- Listening - Being able to hear other peoples input will help you accomplish goals.
- Planning - Having goals and planning ahead will help you be prepared of what lies ahead.
Careers I would consider include: Air Traffic Controller, Travel Agent, Referee, Pharmacy Aides, and Acting.
My Work Value Locator
My Most Important Work Locator Include: Achievement, Independence, Recognition, Working Conditions, Relationships.
Careers I would consider include: Video Game Designers, Computer Engineers, Computer Programmers, Computer Systems Analyst, and Singers.
What I Learned About Myself
What I learned about myself is that my personality traits were different than what I had believed I truly was. I feel like I am on the border of Extrovert and Introvert. I feel like believing with what I will do in the future you will need to be a mix of Introvert and Extrovert. Many of the suggested occupations and careers that I should look into were one I was interested in. I enjoy working with technology and people but also working by myself. I believe I am CRA because I love being organized and enjoy working with my hands. Being organized and working with my hands will help me extremely with the fields I am interested in.