Getting started on Career Exploration
Interests can be determined based on your preferences in terms of activities and work environments. They are the aspects of activities or environments that keep you engaged and motivate you to pursue other similar opportunities. For example, if you like engaging in activities that help other people, you can consider the social nature of work as an important criteria when searching for a job. For more information, read Surela Chakraborty’s article on Choosing Careers and Interests or the definition of Interests on O*NET online.
Work values are your beliefs about what you think your work or career should fulfill. These values are an important part of your identity and therefore it is important to consider the values that are important to you when choosing a career. For information, read Identifying your Work Values by Balance Careers or the definition of Values on O*NET online.