Career Exploration

It’s not experience that counts, or college degrees or other accepted factors – success hinges on the fit with the job.    Harvard Business Review1

Do you know what types of jobs and industries interest you?

Have you identified your values, personality traits, interests, and talents, so that you can efficiently search for a job and a company which will be a good fit for you?


The tools and resources in this section will help you learn more about yourself so that you can make intentional and strategic decisions about your career path. Once you have identified your values, personality traits, interests, and talents, you can then explore occupations and industries.

As a study by the Harvard Business Review revealed, career success is largely impacted by the degree of fit between the individual and the job. Taking time to assess yourself and explore occupations and companies will help you align your future employment to your values, personality traits, interests, and talents. When that fit exists, individuals are more likely to experience job satisfaction and less likely to experience job-related stress.  1 Greenberg, H. M., and Greenberg, J. (1980). Job matching for better sales performance. Harvard Business Review, 58(5), 128-133.