Relevance (Know Yourself)
Seven Steps of Career Planning
1. Personal Characteristics Assessment
2. Interests Assessment
3. Personal and Work Values Assessment
4. Occupational Information Search
5. Skills and Abilities Assessment
7. Goal Setting and Career Planni
Sample Questions for Informational Interviews
These are some opening questions for your interviews. Use them to start, but be open to
questions that come to you based on interviewee responses. Remember not to ask too
personal of questions. This is an exce
The EI Scale: Where do you focus your attention?
Gains energy from the outside
Experiences the world in order to understand it
Acts quickly, sometimes without thinking
Brainstorms solutions/Talks things out
Career Decision-Making Process
1. Becoming aware and committed: Recognize there is a problem to be addressed (i.e., I need to choose a
major. or I need to choose a career.), and engage in the decision-making process to solve the
2. Studying yours
1. Define the situation, decision point, or goal.
2. Determine if a decision is necessary NOW.
3. Collect/gather information.
4. Define options.
5. For each option, determine and consider:
a) Possible outcomes/consequences for self
G.E. + Major + (minor and/or electives) = 120+ units
1. Need at least 48 units in GE (combination of lower & upper
*Exception: Liberal Studies Major - Different program
*Exception: Engineer majors have 6-
Example Study Plan and Term Paper Plan
10/10 10:00-12:30 Compile class and text book notes.
Review all notes covering chapters 1 and 2.
Review all notes covering chapters 3, 4, and 5.
1. Decide how you manage your time is important.
2. Evaluate your study needs for this term.
3. Find out how much studying you are doing now.
4. Make up a schedule based on your needs and desires.
5. Revise your schedule, if necessary.
Rank order the list of work values below from 1 (most important) to 20
Have Friendships at Work
Work in a Competitive Environment
Work Closely with Others
Work Under Pressure
Have Power and Authority
Steps in Goal-Setting
1. Define the goal.
2. Break goal into short-term goals, if necessary.
3. Determine action/steps for attaining the goal.
4. Determine facilitative factors.
5. Determine strategies to increase effect of facilitative factors.
The following page lists 18 values
arranged in alphabetical order. Each
value is accompanied by a short
Your goal is to rank each value in its
order of importance to you. Study the
list and think of how much each v