Essay about Personal Career Development: Course Review

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Placing information in context is benefit when making a decision. It is helpful to review the historical events and available information to create a picture of where to go next. The purpose of this paper is to review the personal information from the career assessments taken in HS 585 Career Counseling at Bellevue University. The review will focus on this author’s personal results. This paper will combine the assessments with the author’s personal history to provide a context for future career goals. Assessment Summary The primary assessment performed and examined within the HS 585 course was the Strong Interest Inventory (SII). This assessment provided a profile of this author’s interests and values. Throughout the class, several…show more content…
Additionally, this author plans to find ways to work collaboratively with others and carve out opportunities for individual work to maintain a balanced working style. The next section discusses the MBTI and the StrengthFinder assessments. MBTI and SF Assessments The MBTI reported this author’s type is ENTP (Briggs & Briggs-Meyers, 2010). The author’s “Top Five Themes” from the SF assessment are Adaptability, Context, Includer, Positivity, and Arranger (Buckingham and Clifton, 2001). At a high level, these results suggest both a personality and innate abilities to remain flexible, seek out new processes, and keep a sense of humor about things. The SF and MBTI assessments used in a book review assignment and in-class discussions lead to a discovery about this author’s educational and work history. The theme of this author’s career and educational history is using these personal qualities to overcome obstacles and produce personal change. The need to change majors in college reflected a personal need to gain a broad knowledge of subjects rather than specializing in one field. Many of this author’s career choices came about through adverse situations, sometimes self-inflicted. However, remaining flexible with my career choices led to a return to healthcare billing and eventually to this author’s current position in client relations. The next section of this paper discusses how personal career and

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