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Career and Interest Exploration

Career and Interest Exploration

WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 5 YEARS?
 

If you don't have the answer to this question, that's okay!

In order to determine what career is the best fit for you, it is important to spend time self-evaluating your skills, values, strengths, weaknesses, and interests.

Self-evaluation will help to cross-out careers that are not complimentary of your strengths, personality, and life goals, while helps direct you toward job opportunities that fit in with what you want out of life. These evaluations will help you consider work/life balance, flexibility, a "9-to-5" desk job versus a job where you are required to be on your feet.

Here are some resources to get you started!

 

Informational Interview – What it is and why its important:

When exploring interest and a career pathways, it is sometimes extrememly useful to interview someone who is already doing the job! Here are some questions to help guide you when you ask those questions. It is a long list and depending on how much time you have with the interviewee, pick the ones that is most relevant to you:

Informational interview questions

Sample questions from UC Berkeley Career Engagement

 

EXPLORE YOUR SKILLS AND INTERESTS

 

 

MILITARY

 

US Army

Contact: Jonathan Donato, Sergeant First Class

Pleasant Hill Recruiting Station

Tel: (559) 381-0775

Email:  jonathan.donato.mil@army.mil

 

THE US NATIONAL GUARD

Contact: Jesse Perez

200 Bennett Avenue, Vallejo

Email:  jesse.perez60.mil@army.mil

 

THE US AIR FORCE ACADEMY

Contact: Connor L Nicholas, SSgt, USAF

United States Air Force Academy, Air Force 

Email:  connor.nicholas@us.af.mil

 

THE US AIR FORCE

Contact: Connor L. Nicholas, SSgt, USAF

United States Air Force, Enlisted Accessions Recruiter

Tel: (925) 368-3978

Email:  connor.nicholas@us.af.mil

 

THE US MARINES

Contact: Sergeant Myers, Omicamy

Recruiting Sub Station Concord

Tel: 925-685-1775

Cell: 925-550-7018

Email:  Omicamy.Myers@marines.usmc.mil

 

THE US NAVY

Contact:  Petty Officer Cadet, Katiana

NRS Concord

Tel: 925-496-6886

Email:  katiana.a.cadet.mil@us.navy.mil