Self-assessment is the process of evaluating one’s abilities, skills, values, interests and personality traits. It is the first step in the career planning process. There are a variety of tools and tests that can be used to gather information about oneself, but the self-assessment process isn’t necessarily based on formal testing. The purpose of this process is to find occupations that are a good fit for the individual.
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