Career Development Essay

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Career Development Janele Fletcher Adult and Family Development/361 September 7, 2011 Charlene Blount Career Development In this paper I will assess my personality type while determining how it relates to Holland’s Six Personality Types in addition to Costa’s Three-Dimensional Model of Personality. I will discuss early influences of vocations and developing work ethics. Additionally, this paper gives insight of future career goals, mentoring influences, and long-term career goals. Personality Types Holland’s Six Personality Types is based on an individual’s ability to ‘fit’ or match specific interests, personality, environmental demands, and characteristics of a given vocation, thus outline success of that vocation. In…show more content…
I am assertive and passionate when working with others I strive on exhibiting positive emotions in group settings, thus I can be empathetic or sympathetic, depending on the relationship with others. Holland’s and Costa’s models gives individual a sense of self-awareness and outline common similarities that people have in a specific job additionally these models can be used as a guide when making career choices or changing careers. Since, I have familiarized myself with these theories and models I can explore future careers with this concept at the forefront. I have experienced great leadership styles that influenced my career decisions thus enhanced my work performance. Early Influences on Vocational Aspirations Unlike most early influences of family during childhood development, I was influenced by experience. I had brief opportunities to help bring comfort to a wounded dog and helped my mother when she was ill. Originally, I had inspirations of being a veterinarian, which developed into my care of people as well as animals particularly, dogs and cats. However, my family knew I was a caring individual who had a desire to heal the sick or wounded. I have always been interested in the human body and wanted to watch surgery being performed. My goal was to become a surgical nurse. The majority of my influences (early) came from nurse practitioners and doctors who furthered my aspirations and educated me about specific medical

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