Job Board Detox Tip #2: Take an Assessment
Today's job board detox tip: Identify your target. The first step in any job search is to ensure you have your target identified. Even if you think you know your target, take a few minutes and review it again. What do you want to do? What skills do you want to use that you enjoy and are good at? Where do you want to use those skills? Who will be impacted by the work you do? For fun, take this assessment at the University of Missouri Career Center. It is a fun tool developed by Dr. John Holland and adapted to be online by the university. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATnZXIYVk2w&feature=youtu.be expand=1] Job board detox assessment image from Bigstock
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My grandparents owned a two-story walkup in Brooklyn, New York. When I was a child, my cousins and I would take turns asking each other questions, Trivial Pursuit style. If we got the question correct, we moved up one step on the staircase. If we got the question wrong, we moved down one step. The winner was the person who reached the top landing first. While we each enjoyed serving as the “master of ceremonies on 69th Street,” peppering each other with rapid-fire questions, I enjoyed the role of maestro the most of all my cousins. I suppose I was destined to be an educator.

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