Career Exploration: Part II
You are now going to take the concepts and applications from the first part of this course to explore a career and create a plan that aligns with you! This doesn’t have to be a forever plan, and you don’t have to be sure about it. The point is to practice the process of designing a plan based on your personal strengths, motivations, behaviors, and skills.
Step 1) Choose a job you want to explore
Think about your Indigo results, what you have already written about yourself on your website and what you are interested in. Then pick a career that you want to research in this course. If you can’t think of a career, start with the Indigo careers/majors page and pick something you want to explore.
If you want more options, mynextmove.org is another place you can explore careers. It gives you details about the jobs by title or lets you search by your interests.
For additional guidance, find your top two motivators in the guide at the bottom of this page.
Add that job to your website
When you’re ready, go to your website to create a section for this career exploration and write in your career choice.
Depending on the template that you chose, you could have one main page that you change the headings on or you may have multiple pages that you need to change the name of that page.
Once you have established your Career Plan section on your website, add the name of the career you are going to explore in this section. When you have completed these two things, save and publish your site. Detailed instructions are below.
Job Tips Based on Top Motivators
Click on your top two Motivators for a general tip about the kind of work you would enjoy.
You are a Principled Creator.
Look for a job that aligns with your personal beliefs and allows you creativity to have and balance.
You are a Practical Creator.
Look for a job that allows you creative freedom and balance but also provides opportunities for salary growth.
You are a Natural Performer.
Look for a job where you can fully express yourself both creatively and in a leadership capacity.
You are a Balanced Helper.
Look for a job where you can make the world a more beautiful, balanced, or creative place.
You are a Balanced Learner.
Look for a job where both your mind and your soul are fed.
You are a Structured Helper.
Look for a job that allows you to give back to society in an area that aligns with your core beliefs.
You are an Independent Helper.
Look for a job where you can help people in your own way, and preferably lead in that effort.
You are a Helpful Learner.
Look for a job where your knowledge and interest areas can be applied to helping other people.
You are an Efficient Helper.
Look for a job where you can make a positive difference at scale in an efficient manner.
You are an Independent Learner.
Look for a job with the freedom to become an expert in your interest areas and learn your own unique way.
You are a Value-Centered Learner.
Look for a job where you have opportunities for intellectual growth at a company or industry that aligns with your core beliefs.
You are a Practical Learner.
Look for a job where your pursuit of knowledge is rewarded financially.
You are Efficient and Principled.
Look for a job that provides a great salary at a company or industry that aligns with your core beliefs.
You are Efficient and Independent.
Look for a job that provides independence, the opportunity to lead, and allows you to make a return on your investment of time and energy.
You are Independent and Principled.
Look for a job that gives you freedom and recognition in a field or company that align with your core beliefs.