One way to understand yourself better is to start learning about your work-related interests. The FYI can help you do this. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions about the FYI.
What is the FYI?
The FYI is an interest inventory that asks you questions about the kinds of activities you like or would like to do. It has no right or wrong answers. When you take an interest inventory, you are not selecting specific occupations. You are providing information about your likes and dislikes.
Why Should I Take the FYI?
The FYI will help you find careers that match your interests. Knowing your work-related interests can help you determine career fields or occupations that are potentially satisfying. Working in an occupation that interests you makes it easier to work harder and advance in a career.
Why Do I Need to Focus on Learning About Me? I Know the Careers I'm interested in Already.
Many factors are important in determining which occupations will bring you success and fulfillment. Many students try to make decisions about college or careers before they have really spent time thinking about themselves. Clarifying what is important to you, what you like and what you dislike will help you to better assess which occupations have the most potential for you to enjoy doing the work every day. Remember that working in a career requires many hours per week of your life and so you want something that you will enjoy and that you feel best fits with your interests.
How Will the FYI Help Me Explore Occupations or Career Fields?
Your FYI results will show you your strongest interest areas. You may use your identified interest areas to become familiar with careers that are best matched to your primary interests. The FYI interest areas will help you in exploring careers because you will be able to quickly identify occupations that include more of the things you have indicated you like to do. Not only will this help you to focus in on some immediate career options but it will save you time by helping to target your search through the occupational resources.