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Self-Evaluation Worksheet


Directions: Think about and mark the things that you like, are skilled in and that are important to you. These are things you want to consider when selecting an occupation.

Interests (I really like these things.)
Language arts:
* ___ writing stories
* ___ writing reports
* ___ reading

Math:
* ___ solving problems
* ___ making graphs
* ___ working on the computer
* ___ designing a machine
* ___ doing puzzles
* ___ reasoning and logic
* ___ paying attention to patterns and details

Science:
* ___ solving mysteries
* ___ learning about the Earth
* ___ learning about weather
* ___ learning about animals, plants and humans
* ___ learning about space
* ___ learning about forces and energy
* ___ learning about how machines work

Social studies:
* ___ leading and persuading people
* ___ learning about different cultures
* ___ learning about different languages
* ___ learning about history
* ___ learning about how government works
* ___ learning about law
* ___ learning about economics
* ___ learning about different languages

PE:
* ___ playing sports
* ___ coaching sports
* ___ exercising

Art:
* ___ drawing
* ___ painting
* ___ designing buildings or gardens
* ___ creating pictures or multimedia on the computer





Performing:
* ___ writing music
* ___ performing music
* ___ dancing
* ___ acting for an audience
* ___ speaking before an audience

Working with people:
* ___ leading a team
* ___ teaching or giving information
* ___ helping others
* ___ following instructions
* ___ talking to people
* ___ working with others
* ___ persuading people
* ___ solving problems between people
* ___ leading group discussions
* ___ being in charge of a project

Working with ideas, data and information:
* ___ researching
* ___ organizing things
* ___ keeping records
* ___ remembering things
* ___ planning step-by-step
* ___ using my imagination
* ___ finding answers to questions
* ___ coming up with ideas
* ___ being creative

Working with things:
* ___ using tools or machines
* ___ building things
* ___ washing, cleaning or preparing
* ___ putting things together
* ___ growing things
* ___ working with the computer
* ___ figuring out how things work

Other:
* ___ getting things done
* ___ doing detailed work
* ___ learning new things
* ___ working at a problem until I find a solution
* ___ making decisions
* ___ working hard to reach goals



Skills (These things are easy for me.)
Language arts:
* ___ writing stories
* ___ writing reports
* ___ reading

Math:
* ___ solving problems
* ___ making graphs
* ___ working on the computer
* ___ designing a machine
* ___ doing puzzles
* ___ reasoning and logic
* ___ paying attention to patterns and details

Science:
* ___ solving mysteries
* ___ learning about the Earth
* ___ learning about weather
* ___ learning about animals, plants and humans
* ___ learning about space
* ___ learning about forces and energy
* ___ learning about how machines work

Social studies:
* ___ leading and persuading people
* ___ learning about different cultures
* ___ learning about different languages
* ___ learning about history
* ___ learning about how government works
* ___ learning about law
* ___ learning about economics
* ___ learning about different languages

PE:
* ___ playing sports
* ___ coaching sports
* ___ exercising

Art:
* ___ drawing
* ___ painting
* ___ designing buildings or gardens
* ___ creating pictures or multimedia on the computer

   
Performing:
* ___ writing music
* ___ performing music
* ___ dancing
* ___ acting for an audience
*___ speaking before an audience

Working with people:
* ___ leading a team
* ___ teaching or giving information
* ___ helping others
* ___ following instructions
* ___ talking to people
* ___ working with others
* ___ persuading people
* ___ solving problems between people
* ___ leading group discussions
* ___ being in charge of a project

Working with ideas, data and information:
* ___ researching
* ___ organizing things
* ___ keeping records
* ___ remembering things
* ___ planning step-by-step
* ___ using my imagination
* ___ finding answers to questions
* ___ coming up with ideas
* ___ being creative

Working with things:
* ___ using tools or machines
* ___ building things
* ___ washing, cleaning or preparing
* ___ putting things together
* ___ growing things
* ___ working with the computer
* ___ figuring out how things work

Other:
* ___ getting things done
* ___ doing detailed work
* ___ learning new things
* ___ working at a problem until I find a solution
* ___ making decisions
* ___ working hard to reach goals

I work best with: What's most important to you?
___ quiet
___ the radio on
___ just myself
___ lots of other people
___ a small group
___ children
___ older people
___ people just like me
___ people different from me
___ animals
___ people who need my help
___ words and books
___ computer programs
___ numbers
___ building materials
___ art materials

Put a "1" next to the most important, a "2" next to the second most important and so on.

___ Liking my job
___ Making money
___ Having time to spend with my family
___ Having a job where I help people
___ Being famous or powerful
___ Having a job that's physically safe
___ Having a job that is secure (that I won't lose easily)
___ Having a job with good insurance, vacation, retirement, stocks, etc.
___ Being recognized for my work

I like to: My Education Goals

___ travel a lot
___ travel once in a while
___ be outdoors all of the time
___ be outdoors some of the time
___ be indoors all of the time

 

 

 

 


___ Attend high school
___ Graduate from high school
___ Attend a vocational-technical school (training for a specific job, such as practical nursing technician, etc.)
___ Attend a two-year community college
___ Attend a four-year college or university for four years to earn a bachelor's degree
___ Attend a university after earning a bachelor's to earn a master's degree
___ Attend a university to earn a Ph.D.
___ Attend a professional school (medical, dental, law)


Occupations Reflection Sheet


Directions: Identify five careers that fit your Self-Evaluation Worksheet. Complete the following chart in order to compare the careers.

Occupation Title:
What I like about this occupation:
What I don't like about this occupation:
List any skills, interests, or values that you have that match this job.


























































































































My Favorite Picks

1. ___________________________________


Why? _________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________


2. ___________________________________


Why? _________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________


3. ___________________________________


Why? _________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________