SELF REFLECTION

Julia Herzberg

CAREER CLUSTERS

1 : Finance


In the occupations in the Finance cluster, you would keep track of money. You might provide financial services to a business or individual. Your work could include maintaining records or giving advice to business executives on how to operate their business. You could work in financial planning, banking, or insurance.


2 : Health Science


In the Health Science cluster you would promote health and wellness or diagnose and treat injuries and disease. You could work directly with people. Or you could work in laboratories to get information used in research or diagnosis. Health service employees go to work at a variety of different sites. Some work in hospitals, offices, or laboratories. Others work on cruise ships, at sports arenas, or within communities.


3 : Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and security


If you are interested in working in this cluster, you have several options. One option is to guard the public by enforcing the law. Or you might provide fire protection and security. Another option is to provide legal services people who commit crimes.

INTEREST PROFILE - SCE

Social "The Helpers"


People with social interests like work activities that assist others and promote learning and personal development. They prefer to communicate more than to work with objects, machines, or data. They like to teach, to give advice, to help, or otherwise be of service to people.


  • Friendly
  • Understanding
  • Patient
  • Helpful
  • Cooperative
  • Empathic
  • Idealistic
  • Generous
  • Kind
  • Insightful
  • Responsible
  • Persuasive
  • Outgoing
  • Forgiving


Conventional "The Organizers"


People with conventional interests like work activities that follow set procedures and routines. They prefer working with data and detail more than with ideas. They prefer work in which there are precise standards rather than work in which you have to judge things by yourself. These people like working where the lines of authority are clear.



  • Well-Organized
  • Conforming
  • Structured
  • Accurate
  • Orderly
  • Polite
  • Numerically Inclined
  • Practical
  • Ambitious
  • Methodical
  • Thrifty
  • Obedient
  • Conscientious
  • Systematic
  • Persistent
  • Efficient


Enterprising "The Persuaders"


People with enterprising interests like work activities that have to do with starting up and carrying out projects, especially business ventures. They like persuading and leading people and making decisions. They like taking risks for profit. These people prefer action rather than thought.



  • Self-Confident
  • Adventurous
  • Agreeable
  • Assertive
  • Popular
  • Talkative
  • Sociable
  • Impulsive
  • Extroverted
  • Persuasive
  • Ambitious
  • Spontaneous
  • Enthusiastic
  • Inquisitive
  • Optimistic
  • Energetic


Favored Careers Within these Interest Profiles:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Accountant
  • Management Analyst

PERSONALITY

ENFJ (Extraverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging) "The Protagonist" or "The Mentor"


ENFJs are natural-born leaders, full of passion and charisma. Forming around two percent of the population, they are oftentimes our politicians, our coaches and our teachers, reaching out and inspiring others to achieve and to do good in the world. With a natural confidence that begets influence, ENFJs take a great deal of pride and joy in guiding others to work together to improve themselves and their community.


Extraverted :


Extraversion is a preference to focus on the world outside the self. Extraverts enjoy social interactions and tend to be enthusiastic, verbal, assertive, and animated. They enjoy large social gatherings, such as parties and any kind of group activity. Extraverts are likely to enjoy time spent with people and find themselves energized by social interaction.


  • Gregarious
  • Assertive
  • Talkative
  • Social/outgoing
  • Likes groups, parties, etc.
  • Energized by interaction
  • Expressive & enthusiastic
  • Volunteers personal information
  • Distractable
  • Has many friends
  • Easy to approach


iNtuitive :


Intuition refers to how people process data. Intuitive people focus on the future and the possibilities. They process information through patterns and impressions. They read between the lines, they are abstract thinkers.


  • Future-focused
  • Sees possibilities
  • Inventive
  • Imaginative
  • Deep
  • Abstract
  • Idealistic
  • Complicated
  • Theoretical


Feeling :


Feeling refers to how people make decisions. Feeling people are subjective and make decisions based on principles and values. They are ruled by their heart instead of their head. Feeling people judge situations and others based on feelings and extenuating circumstances.


  • Decides with heart
  • Dislikes conflict
  • Passionate
  • Driven by emotion
  • Gentle
  • Easily hurt
  • Empathetic
  • Caring of others
  • Warm


Judging :


Judging is the preference outwardly displayed. Judging does not mean "judgmental". Judging people like order, organization and think sequentially. They like to have things planned and settled. Judging people seek closure.


  • Decisive
  • Controlled
  • Good at finishing
  • Organized
  • Structured
  • Scheduled
  • Quick at tasks
  • Responsible
  • Likes closure
  • Makes plans

Skills

Very Satisfying Skills :


  • Dependability : I want make sure that people can count and depend on my no matter what the situation is.
  • Integrity : I want to value what I am doing and do everything in an honest and true way.
  • Assisting/Caring : I enjoy working and being around people and being a person that people enjoy talking to.
  • Attention to Detail : I make sure that when completing my work, I do it to the best of my ability and make sure to make it very detailed and pay attention to the little things.
  • Using Knowledge : I enjoy being able to use my knowledge to better myself and others. If I am knowledgeable in a subject, I want to make sure that I can apply my knowledge to things that I do.



Moderately Satisfying Skills :


  • Efficiency
  • Working with the Public
  • Creativity
  • Speaking
  • Advising
  • Planning
  • Confronting
  • Directing/Leading
  • Decision Making
  • Managing Resources



Somewhat Satisfying Skills :


  • Persistence
  • Social Perception
  • Independent Work
  • Teamwork
  • Performing
  • Instructing
  • Finger Dexterity
  • Repetition Tolerance
  • Categorizing
  • Record Keeping
  • Verifying Information
  • Budgeting
  • Listening
  • Concentrating
  • Information Gathering
  • Evaluating
  • Analyzing
  • Safety of Others
  • Persuading
  • Impact of Responsibility


Personality Types based on Skills Assessment :


  • 44 Social
  • 39 Enterprising
  • 27 Conventional
  • 23 Investigative
  • 11 Realistic
  • 7 Artistic


Top Occupation Clusters :


  • Human Services
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Health Science

Work Importance Locator

Achievement :


People for whom achievement is important like to see the results of their work and to use their strongest abilities. They like to get a feeling of accomplishment from their work.



  • Pediatrician
  • Family and General Practitioner
  • Accountant



Relationships :


People for whom relationships are important like to work in a friendly, non-competitive environment. They like to do things for other people. They prefer jobs where they are not pressured to do things that go against their sense of right and wrong.



  • Dentist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Family and General Practitioner

What I Learned About Myself

After completing this unit, I feel very excited about my future. I know for sure that I want to have a career in which I work with people, I want to help and make a different in their lives. I was relieved to find out that the careers that I have in mind match a majority of my interest/personality/skills. I am reassured to find out that my personality especially is what drives me to be a helpful, driven, kind-hearted, people-person.


As of right now, my future is still undecided, but this unit definitely helped my narrow my future career choices down. The thing that I am most worried about is choosing the right college that offers my top career choices as majors. I have narrowed my top colleges down to University of Minnesota (both Duluth and Twin Cities) and Minnesota State University Mankato (MSU). These colleges offer at least two of my favored career choices (Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Family and General Practitioner, Pediatrician, and Accountant). After discovering which colleges offer my career choices I am much more excited for my future.

Top Career Choices

  • Dentist - University of Minnesota (U of M)


  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • complete at least two years of college
  • take science courses in college
  • graduate from dental school
  • pass a state exam to get a license


  • Dental Hygienist - Minnesota State University (MSU) or University of Minnesota (U of M)


  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • complete a dental hygiene program
  • pass a state licensing exam


  • Family and General Practitioner - University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD)


  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • have a bachelor’s degree
  • graduate from medical school
  • complete an internship
  • pass a state licensing exam
  • complete a residency program in family and general medicine
  • pass additional exams to become board certified


  • Pediatrician - University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD)


  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • have a bachelor’s degree
  • graduate from medical school
  • complete an internship
  • pass a state licensing exam
  • complete a residency program in pediatrics
  • pass additional exams to become board certified


  • Accountant - University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD)



  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • have a bachelor's degree in accounting

A certified public accountant (CPA) typically needs to:

  • have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • complete a five-year, 150-credit hour accounting program (awards a bachelor's or master's degree)
  • have public accounting experience
  • pass the Uniform CPA Examination
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