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Interest Inventory

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How can your interests help you find the right career?

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An interest inventory is a self assessment tool, used in career planning, that assesses one's likes and dislikes of a variety of activities, objects, and types of persons; the premise is that people in the same career (and satisfied in that career) have similar interests.

Examples: The interest inventory Shelly took revealed that she enjoys golf, but hates tennis, not unlike others working in several fields she will begin exploring.

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