teens sitting at computers in a classroom

 

 

Get to Know Yourself First worksheet link

 

Download the Getting To Know Yourself First Worksheet

 

If you do not have AcrobatReader installed on your computer, please click here to download it.

 

Get Adobe Reader

orange squareboy with a skeptical expressionpurple square

Get to know yourself first.

What do you like to do?

Can you turn what you like to do into a career? It’s possible. In most cases, however, finding a job that you enjoy can be a challenge. This is why it is so important to be prepared when you start the process. Here’s a great checklist to use that will help clarify a few things.

1. I know the career field I will enter after high school/college. checkbox Yes checkbox No

Write it here:.........................................................................................

Or, note your fields of interest: ................................................................

2. I know what study path to take toward the career I want.checkbox Yes checkbox No

Write it here:.........................................................................................

3. I am currently employed and it is a field I like. checkbox Yes checkbox No

4. My current job has career training or college assistance. checkbox Yes checkbox No
(If you don’t know, find out. Ask your supervisor/boss.)

5. I plan on joining the military after high school. checkbox Yes checkbox No

6. I am undecided about my future employment/career. checkbox Yes checkbox No

Questions to consider when planning for employment:
(write your answers on the space provided)

1. Do you know what benefits you are receiving?

...................................................................................................

2. Have you considered how working will affect your benefits?

...................................................................................................

3. Have you thought about what kind of support or accommodations you may need in order to perform the job that you want?

....................................................................................................

4. Do you know what kind of work you want to do?

....................................................................................................

5. Have you researched all of your available options to find what may fit you best?

....................................................................................................

6. Have you developed a resume?

.....................................................................................................

7. Are you going to need a personal assistant to help you at work?

.....................................................................................................
8. Have you thought about whether or not you are going to disclose your disability to your employer?
.....................................................................................................

If you don’t know the answers to some of these questions, read on for information and resources that will help you!

 

Next: Resume Writing Go to next page