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The Best WritersFocus 2 PortfolioTexas A&M University San AntonioShawn Simon03/18/2022My Career Planning InvolvementCompletion Date March 9, 2022Self Assessment Score3.83Self Assessment is the first and most important step in career planning and isused to identify occupations and major study areas compatible with yourpersonal attributes. Your high self assessment score indicates that you arevery involved in examining your interests, values, personality, and skills. It isimportant that you stay actively involved in self assessment because finding asatisfying career path begins with knowing yourself.Career Exploration Score3.83Career Exploration is important because learning about types of jobs,educational requirements, and job functions will help you to identifyoccupations that appeal to you. Your high score indicates that you are veryinvolved in career exploration. It is important that you continue your highinvolvement in career exploration because it will help you narrow down youroptions and map out your career goals. Exploration should be ongoingbecause new career paths are constantly unfolding, traditional ones arechanging and shifts may be taking place in skills and educationalrequirements.Career Planning Satisfaction Score3.50Career Planning Satisfaction measures the extent to which you are satisfiedwith the results of your career planning activities and your ability to resolveproblems that can interfere with your decision making. Your medium scoresuggests you may be experiencing some problems with your career planning.If you think you are not able to resolve problems of concern on your own, youshould discuss them with a career counselor.My Academic StrengthsCompletion Date March 11, 2022“I do very well” in the following: Performing Arts (Dance, Drama, Music); Physical Education; PhysicalSciences (Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Astronomy); Social Sciences(Psychology, Philosophy, Religion); Skilled Trades/Vocational;“I do alright” in the following: Art (Fine, Visual, Studio, Design); Business (Management, Marketing,Economics); English and Language Arts; Family and Consumer Science(Food Science, Hospitality, Child Care); Life Science (Biology, EnvironmentalSciences, Ecology); Social Studies (History, Global Studies,Government); Technology (Computer Science, Web Design, MediaTechnology);“I don’t do well” in the following: Engineering; Foreign Languages; Literature; Mathematics;Am I Career ReadyCompletion Date March 11, 2022CRITICAL THINKING Moderately Developed Participate in research projects.Practice making step by step plans to solve problems.Brainstorm various ways you could solve a problem.Ask yourself, “What’s missing here?” when analyzing a situation.Ask questions. Avoid accepting ideas as fact.Practice gathering information that will help you solve problems.Monitor your emotions during decision making.Participate in class discussions and debates.Join a club that engages in problem solving activities such as debate, robotics, chess, entrepreneurial club, etc.COMMUNICATION Moderately Developed Take a variety of writing classes such as Technical Writing and Creative Writing.Proofread your papers to avoid errors.Practice your interviewing skills. Complete a mock interview in the Career Center.Get your professional job and graduate school documents reviewed in the Career Center.Ask for feedback about your writing and public speaking.Take a speech or public speaking class.Record your voice. Eliminate “filler words” such as “um” and “like.”Review and clean up your social media accounts employers will check these.Video tape or watch yourself in a mirror yourself speaking on a topic then watch it to assess your verbal andnon-verbal strengths and areas for improvement.TEAMWORK Very Highly Developed Work with your teammates to develop guidelines of each team member’s responsibilities.Practice being respectful of people’s viewpoints even if you do not agree with them. Respectfully and professionally address any issues regarding team members’ contributions and work load.TECHNOLOGY Moderately Developed Use online tutorials to expand knowledge of software used in your industry/career area.Use an online calendar such as Microsoft or Google to keep up with all appointments, meetings, classes, tests,and due dates.Learn how to use Microsoft Excel effectively.Create a LinkedIn profile and use LinkedIn regularly. Seek out social media responsibilities in a studentorganization.Take a computer & digital literacy class or Intro to computer Information systems class.Look for opportunities in internships and jobs that use new technology.Put your digital resume on LinkedIn and explore the information LinkedIn sends back to you based on your likesand interests.Practice using technology tools to develop presentations, communicate on-line and coordinate group projects. Research what tools & technologies are important for your specific field of study.LEADERSHIP Very Highly Developed Take on leadership responsibilities in a club, work, internship or student group.Seek a leadership role in a student organization.Take a Leadership class.Run for a campus office or become an officer of a campus club or organization.Understand your preferred leadership style.Seek opportunities to learn from people you see as leaders and use those lessons to hone your own leadership.Assess yourself on a team. Identify ways you can be a better leader by understanding those around you.PROFESSIONALISM Very Highly DevelopedCAREER & SELF-DEVELOPMENT Moderately DevelopedEQUITY & INCLUSION Very Highly DevelopedWork Interest AssessmentCompletion Date March 9, 2022SocialThe HelpersPrefer to work with others with the team approach to problem solving.Enjoy teaching, caring for others, volunteering, mediating disputes, meetingnew people, and working in groups.Highly verbal, express themselves well, and get along well in groups.Describe themselves as cooperative, friendly, and understanding.InvestigativeThe ThinkersHave a strong desire to understand cause and effect and solve puzzles andproblems.Often work in jobs that are scientific in nature. Their work often involves theanalysis of data, using formulas, graphs and numbers.Enjoy using computers, solving math problems, interpreting formulas, andthinking abstractly.Prefer to work independently with minimum supervision.EnterprisingThe PersuadersEnjoy selling and promoting, having power and status, giving talks andspeeches, and leading groups.Enjoy influencing others and being in a leadership position.Often use their skills to influence others.Often enjoy discussing politics and competitive activities. Self-confident,talkative and energetic.Values AssessmentCompletion Date March 9, 2022Personality AssessmentCompletion Date March 9, 2022Your Personality Type You focus your attention on practical issues and look at the realities of a situation.S SocialThe HelpersI InvestigativeThe ThinkersE EnterprisingThe PersuadersHelping OthersBeing involved in helping other people in a direct way either individually or in a small group.IndependenceBeing able to decide on how to get something done without significant direction from someone else.StabilityHaving a routine job where the duties are very predictable and not likely to change over a long period oftime.Your Personality Type You focus your attention on practical issues and look at the realities of a situation.You make decisions using logic as opposed to your feelings.You are enthusiastic about new activities that offer you real-life, hands-on experiences.You are flexible, spontaneous, and like to keep your options open.You like to start new projects, and have a knack for coming up with solutions thatsatisfy everyone who is involved.Choosing Your Career:People with your personality type are most attracted to occupations that deal with practical matters, require action,problem solving and flexibility. Examples of such occupations can be found in fields such as engineering, appliedtechnologies, business administration, law enforcement, production and construction.Skills AssessmentCompletion Date March 9, 2022Leisure Interest AssessmentCompletion Date March 9, 2022RealityThe DoersPrefer hands-on activities, and tend to focus on things in the physical world.Enjoy working with tools or machines, and often gravitate to toward careersthat can be performed outdoors.Often described as being frank, genuine, humble, practical, natural, andpersistentSharingThe HelpersEnjoy helping and advising people.Tend to be concerned about peoples’ welfare.Promote learning and personal development and are very interested in humanrelationships.Often described as being helpful, responsible, warm, cooperative, idealistic,sociable, tactful, friendly, kind, sympathetic, generous, patient, andunderstanding.InquiringThe ThinkersLike to be involved in activities that have to do with ideas and thinking andsearch for facts and figure out problems mentally.Like to observe, learn, investigate, analyze, evaluate, or solve problems.Prefer working with ideas rather than with people or things.Often described as being analytical, curious, methodical, rational, cautious,independent, precise, reserved, complex, intellectual, and modest.HelpingActively looking for ways to help people.ReasoningUsing logic to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches toproblems.Social PerceptivenessBeing aware of the reactions of others, and understanding why they react the way they do.R RealityThe DoersS SharingThe HelpersI InquiringThe ThinkersSaved MajorsMajor Your RatingSocial Work Comments: Helping others and diving deep into the heart of an issue will always be my first passion.Focus™ 2 Copyright 2022 Career Dimensions®, Inc. 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