admin April 28th, 2017


This is an important first step in making sure you discover a career that best aligns with your interests, strengths, and values. Identifying what motivates you and what you bring to the table can help you prepare strong and genuine responses to common interview questions such as “Why are you interested in this position” and “Why should we hire you?” Resources to help you with this step include:

  1. O*NET Interest Profiler (US Department of Labor): Help you find your interests and how they relate to the world of work.
  2. National Career Development Association Recommended Self-Assessments: There are quite a few to choose from depending on what you want to work on.
  3. GallupStrengthsQuest: This is a paid resource but it helps you identify strength themes you can refer to as you speak with employers during interviews.