Your strong points, skills, and interests can help you decide where and how to look for a job.
There are many ways to be smart! Everyone is smart in their own way. The kind of 'smart' that's tested for in school is not the only kind!
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Remember there are different ways to be smart!
But now they have found that different people can be smart in different ways.
In fact, there are many types of “intelligence” that people now value.
Here's what you can do:
Look at this list and think about the things that you do well, even if they are not the typical things that they test in school.
Are you good with plants, words, numbers or music?
Can you learn physical movements easily?
Are you good at sensing other people's moods and feelings?
You may find that you have some "smarts" that will make you a good candidate for a certain type of job!
Sources: Work of Howard Gardner, Multiple Intelligence Theory; Graphic from Funders and Founders
Now think about your interests:
What makes you happy? What do you like to do? You won’t always be able to find a job that fits with your favorite things to do, but it’s worth looking at. If you’re happy, you’ll be a better worker!
Do you like doing things on your own, or being around a big group of people? Or would you do better with one or two people? Think about what kind of social situation works best for you.
Sources: Works of Howard Gardner, Multiple Intelligence Theory