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how to find your interest

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Tonya’s Answer

Hello,
Finding your interest first require you to pay attention to yourself. What are you passionate about? What make you smile? What are your most stress free moments --- what are you doing at that time? What are you good at?
Professionally, there are various test that you can take to help you understand your interest.

Gallup StrengthesFinder is a great start. https:// www.gallup. com
16 Personalities will help as well. https://16personalities.com
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Kevin’s Answer

Also...please keep in mind that "finding your interests" does not mean 'you have to lock yourself into a plan for exactly what profession you'll do for the rest of your life and you should be wholeheartedly committed to it'.
Like the other commenters have shared, you start the process by tapping into what you like, hobbies, interests, school subjects. Learn more about those and when learning about something makes you more excited to know about it, keep going. Take classes on that subject and if through the learning process you discover an off-shoot, concentration, or new topic altogether... not only is it ok to switch things up, but it is a great way to learn more about yourself.
Now, I'm not suggesting its a great idea to try a million things and commit to none of them or quit them as soon as something else interests you. It's more about fine-tuning your interests, like taking a block of marble and intentionally chiseling down and working to reveal what it will be. Stay focused on how you are connecting to new subjects and what things make you excited to learn about them. Your excitement and passion for things is a phenomenal natural resource, learn to listen to it.
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Priya’s Answer

Hi Kazim,
If you have access to a career counselor that can be a great place to start. Also just taking note of what your hobbies and interests are, or your favorite subjects in school can give you a good foundation for your career exploration. Websites like O*Net can also give you an idea of all the different fields (I think it primarily pertains to careers in the US) and you can see what interests you there. Even going to visit different jobs to observe can give you more information about what you like. Do not worry and good luck!
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Shelby’s Answer

What do you enjoy doing? What are your hobbies? What are you good at?
These are all things to take into consideration when trying to decide what to major in at school or what you want to do for a career in the future.

Are you someone who could work for themselves? (Have good time management skills, self-motivated)
You could take one of those hobbies and start a small business

Take some time, really think about it (make lists), and then do some research!

You'll find it eventually, and it's okay to be undecided for a while. Not everyone knows what they want to do with their lives when then enter college, or even by the time they graduate, but you'll find it eventually!
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johanie’s Answer

Hi,

I suggest interviewing working professionals in fields you think may be interested in, seek volunteer opportunites -also benefical for networking oppotunites, shadowing someone in fields that are of interest to you can also be extremely benefical. Internships are also a great experience and are great to build your resume.
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Anita’s Answer

There are many tools to assist with this. My favorite is https://careerquiz.org/.
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi,

The core of your answer is what you are interested in. What would you do if you could do anything, no matter the salary? Sometimes it is about what your hobbies are. Or what talents do you have? Some people have certain skills from singing to teaching others. That takes a lot of self reflection at first. Then you could talk to others and ask them what your talents and skills are. These are people who really know you in a deep way.

Gloria
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