STRENGTHS QUEST ASSIGNMENT

STRENGTHS QUEST PART III ASSIGNMENTFor this assignment (and every assignment) please be sure to put the following information at the top of the first page. This assignment is due in class on Wednesday, November 5.Your Name:Name of the Assignment:Class Day and Time:Instructor?s Name:To complete this assignment, you will need to access your StrengthsQuest home page by going to www.strengthsquest.com. The ?sign in? box is in the upper right hand corner. Use the email address and the password you created when you took the assessment. If you forgot your password, click on the Account Assistance link for help.After you have signed into StrengthsQuest, the page before you is your own personal StrengthsQuest home page. Follow these steps to access the reading material needed to complete this assignment.I. At the top, center of the page are six tabs, the first is highlighted in red and reads, ?1. Reports.? Click on the last tab in that list that reads, ?6. Online Book.?II. Scroll down the page to chapter 10, Strengths and Career Planning and click on the PDF link.III. Read pages 235-242 of Chapter 10 (it begins with a story from Mark Twain).IV. Pages 243- 277 list all 34 StrengthsQuest Themes/Strengths and how each one can be applied in both searching for a career and during your career. Find the strengths listed from your report and your predicted strengths that were not on your report, within these pages and read carefully how each strength can help you search for a career and how they might be applied in careers.Writing Assignment:1. Once you have located your strengths and/or talents on pages 243-277, choose 2-3 of the suggestions that most appeal to you and copy and paste them to a Word document. Be sure to include the corresponding Strength with the list of phrases you chose (see example below).Example for completing #1., Applying Your Talents in CareerDeveloper? Talk to your mentor about the career planning process. Use that relationship as a sounding board for making decisions? You likely have a talent for noting people?s progress and for helping them become even better at what they do? You will be most satisfied in a career that provides some type of service to people or in which organizational success is based on interpersonal relationships and your ability to help people be successfulEmpathy? Environments that provide regular social interaction and an opportunity to collaborate with others will allow your Empathy talents to flourish? Seek environments in which emotion are valued and not repressed2. Imagine That Your Top Two Themes or Strengths (Developer, Empathy, for example) are Two People Who are Choosing and Planning Their Careers and List the strategies for career exploration that fit both themes: (you will need to look at chapter 10, pages 244-277 to find the answers)Example:Developer? Interview people who are currently in jobs that interest you. Shadow them to see what they really do day in and day out. You enjoy having this personal connection to what interests you? Talk to your mentor about the career planning process. Use that relationship as a sounding board for making decisionsQuestion #2 continued from first page:Empathy? Talk to your mentor about the career planning process. Use that relationship as a sounding board for making decisions? Interview people currently in jobs that interest you. Talk to them about how they feel in those roles3. Now list the types of environments that bring out the best of the talents in these themes.Example:Developer? Environments that are collaborative and people-oriented, where you can be part of a team but also have time to work one-on one with others, is likely to allow your Developer talents to flourishEmpathy? Environments that provide regular social interaction and an opportunity to collaborate with others will allow your Empathy talents to flourish4. Next, list the types of people you might interview or read about to learn how these talents are applied in their work. Consider conducting an Informational Interview with one or more of the people listed.1. _______________________2. _______________________3. _______________________5. Finally, considering the strategies, environments, and people you just listed, identify ONE specific and realistic action step you can commit to taking this week as you begin/continue the career exploration process..

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