How do I know what job is right for me?

19 Nov 2018

In our diverse economy, there are many ways to achieve workforce success, and they don’t all follow the same straight or orderly path. Employers in Northwest Minnesota now provide over 221,000 jobs and the state has over 3 million jobs, so it can be hard to know which one might be right for you.

Assessments and career exploration are a great way to help students and jobseekers make the best possible choices. What things do you like to do? What’s your personality style? What skills and abilities do you have? There are a variety of free career assessments available online at sites including CareerOneStop (, O*NET (, and DEED ( that can help.

Knowing more about yourself is critical to career planning. People choose different jobs at different points in their lives, and for very different reasons, but no one can do it for you. You are in charge of your career planning process!

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