Realistic Careers: Self-Directed Study

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Who I am in Reference to my Future You can tell a lot about a person by what they want to do in their careers, what their hobbies are and what they are interested in. This self-directed search (SDS) is a good tool to learn more about yourself, your interests, and what career you are suited to pursue. The SDS is a series of self evaluation questions. Questions that ask you what activities you enjoy or do well, occupations that interest you, and what you like to do in your leisure time that reflect different areas of study such as investigative, artistic, realistic, conventional, enterprising, or social. By just reading to titles or each area you can pinpoint which areas you most likely fit under before you start the evaluation. I guessed that …show more content…
This stands for Social, Conventional, and Enterprising. My overall scores in each area were 13 for realistic, 29 for investigative, 34 for artistic, 46 for social, 36 for enterprising, and 40 for conventional. I am relatively even in these areas except for realistic. Realistic careers refer to hard labor jobs that require a specific skill such as mechanical, construction, or plumbing skill. Under this category also includes those who are athletic, like working outdoors, and enjoy using tools or machines. It makes sense that I have a low score in this area for I do not like working outside or using tools and machinery. This area is a great fit for hard laboring men and not so much for a sensitive women like myself. I am sure that there are many women that could fit this category but not me. My summary score suits me much better. SCE. Social refers to careers such as teachers, counselors, and customer service representers. My aspired career is a counseling psychologist which fits this category perfectly for being my highest score of 46. Next, conventional careers would include clerks, accountants, and receptionists. This area of study is for those with strong math skills, like orderly directions, and prefer to be indoors. Lastly but not least, Enterprising. Enterprising careers are those that involve taking initiative, have leadership qualities, and enjoy influencing others and conducting others in …show more content…
I did not learn anything particularly new about myself but it does give me strong insight on my interests and my appropriateness of choice of my future career goal. To an onlooker, many of my traits are revealed to where someone who does not know me can get a pretty good idea of my character based on my interests, activities, and occupational choices. By the letter S for social, people can gather that I am a people person who enjoys to listen and help others with their problems whether it is a social, mental or conventional problem. This is true about myself. I am a empath, which means I feel other people’s emotions. This drives me to help others in stressful situations. Then the C for conventional also says a lot about my character. It tells others that some of my traits may include organization, book smarts, and that I like clear orderly directions which is also true about myself. I like to say that I am smart when it comes to education. Keeping organized helps me focus and see clearly the task at hand. I enjoy having concise directions that tell me an order to the task so I understand what needs to be completed first. Vice versa, I do not enjoy unclear directions where you need to figure out on your own what is needed to be done first; this may cause mistakes that are sometimes impossible to go back and fix. Lastly, E for enterprising, I feel like, is a big indicator of a person’s character because this is a strong

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