ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors
Category 1: Mindsets
M 2. Self-confidence in ability to succeed
M 4. Understanding that postsecondary education and life-long learning are necessary for long-term career success
M 5. Belief in using abilities to their fullest to achieve high-quality results and outcomes
M 6. Positive attitude toward work and learning
Three questions to ask yourself when considering your future career.
Defined by Dictionary.com as a capability; ability; innate or acquired capacity for something; talent.
Defined byDictionary.com as something that concerns, involves, draws the attention of, or arouses the curiosity of a person.
Here are some resources to better understand the difference between the two words. Click on The Washington Post link to read how a Career Counselor defines the two.
Aptitudes are the result of inheritance and early development. They are innate abilities that tend to stabilize at around the age of fourteen. Interests on the other hand, are the results of what you do, what you learn, and whom you know. They are influenced by outside factors. For more information, follow the link to the Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation's webpage.
Defined by Dictionary.com as capability; ability; innate or acquired capacity for something; or talent.
Defined by Dictionary.com as something that concerns, involves, draws the attention of, or arouses the curiosity of a person.
Aptitudes and interests are often confused and used when it comes to their meaning and connotation, but there are considerable differences between them. There are Click The Washington Post link and read the article by Marshall Brown, a career coach, and how he defines aptitudes and interests.
Interest Tests - Job Aptitude Test
Interest tests focus on a person's values or interests to discover where their passions lie. These tests are taken to see how enjoyable a career field may be for your self.
Click the link to take an Interest Test.
Aptitude/Skill Tests - Career Aptitude Test
A Career Aptitude Test will hone in on your strengths and key skills. These tests will help you pinpoint the jobs you would be good at.
Click the link to take a Skills Test.
Fill out the exit ticket after completing one or all three linked tests.
Personality Tests - Career Aptitude Test
Personality tests are normally given with conjunction with interest tests or skills tests to strengthen the results.
These tests allows make you aware of your personality type and and preferred working method. Using personality tests will allow you to find a career you will most likely enjoy.
Click the link to take a Personality Test.