Step 1 – Do a self-assessment A career that’s perfect for one person may be totally wrong for another. You need to choose a career that’s going to be a good match for your interests, talents, abilities, and values. Here are a few questions to help you get started with your self-assessment. 1. What courses do you like the best? _____________ ___________________________________________ 2. What activities or hobbies do you enjoy? _________ ____________________________________________ 3. What talents or skills do you have? ______________ ____________________________________________ 4. Do you want a career that requires 1 year or less of additional education 2 to 4 years of college 5. What’s important to you in a career (e.g., money, working outside, helping people, being creative)? ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________