Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. Thank you for taking the time to stop by to visit with me. I am honored by your presence. Please remember that you are always welcome around my table. I am grateful when I receive questions and comments from my readers. Questions and comments help me to reflect upon what I have experienced and the lessons that I have learned through those experiences.
Yesterday, I received one of those questions that took me back to a time in my life — when I was searching for vocational clarity. The question inspired me to write this article. The question, “How did you decide upon you’re career path and how you arrive there?” In conjunction with the question the individual shared with me that they had taken interest inventories — to determine a vocational direction — but did not feel the results gave an accurate assessment.
In response to the question and the information presented I shared from my experience. I shared with the individual that I completed many different types of interest inventories, aptitude tests and personality assessments — in my attempt to gain vocational clarity and direction. I went on to share that I learned a valuable, but painful lesson. In retrospect I now realize that the inventories, assessments and tests never took into account critical pieces of information.
In retrospect I now realize that none of the interest inventories, aptitude tests or personality assessments took into account the impact of my traumatic brain injury, my deficits and limitations or my invisible disability. Consequently, for many years I felt like a man all dressed up with no where to go — although I diligently attempted to pursue vocations that the inventories, tests and assessments revealed to me.
For further insight into my Vocational Pursuits please read my 3 part article, My Journey thus Far.
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