What are my skills, interests and values?

The first step in making a career change is to get a good handle on where we currently are in our career. There are resources out there that can help identify our skills (including transferable ones) as well as our interests and values. Here are a few to help you get started:


A Career Flashlight: How to Navigate a Legal Career (PDF)

Transition to Happiness (PDF)

Finding Your Passion During Tough Economic Times (PDF)

Self-Assessment as a Critical Part of the Job Search Process (PDF)

Defining Success for Yourself, Setting Your Own Course (PDF)

Career Fulfillment – Finding the Work You Love (PDF)



The Keirsey Temperament Sorter II



From Wishing to Reality: How to use The HourGlass Principle to define your career goals
2012, Vera Sullivan and Nancy Kieffer

Do What You Are: Discovering the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
2001, Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron- Tieger

Jobs for Lawyers, Effective Techniques for Getting Hired in Today’s Legal Marketplace
1996, Hillary Jane Mantis & Kathleen Brady
Topics in this book address the job search process; creating a plan of action; self-assessment; informational interviewing and much more.

Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow
1987, Marsha Sinetar