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Plan Your Career

Identify Your Abilities and Interests

You probably want a career that suits your abilities and interests. But what is the best fit?


Try these tools to help you identify some possible career paths.

Abilities are your natural strengths. They're the things that come easily to you.

Your interests are activities you do because you enjoy them. Interests capture your attention, arouse your curiosity and satisfy your need to accomplish things.

Identifying your work-related interests is an important part of career planning. You'll be more satisfied with your career direction if it includes activities that you enjoy.

Here are a couple of tools to help you identify these activities:

  • CAREERinsite Interests and Abilities Quizzes
  • Holland Code Quiz will help you determine what career path(s) work best for you. The Holland Codes is a system to classify jobs into job categories, interest clusters, or work personality environments.
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