This is a great program provided by Life Reimagined through AARP. I strongly encourage you to consider joining AARP to access this and many other programs that can help provide direction in your life, especially if you’ve been unemployed for a long time. If you need financial assistance, contact the AARP Foundation first.
Life Reimagined helps us make better decisions about relationships, work, purpose, and our general well-being. You could join them directly for a fee, but your best bet is to join the AARP first to gain access to other programs and discounts. Either way, the program takes you through a decision-making and exercise process, one step at a time.
I recently started the program, Get an Edge in Your Job Search, and it provided access to an abbreviated version of the Strong Interest Inventory. This tool enables a person to compare their interests (strong interests) to others who have high job satisfaction in their field. For example, if I am someone who likes research, analyzing, and calculating, I may be a good candidate for a job in science. If I really prefer writing, design, and helping others, I’d probably be a good candidate for a job in communications. There are additional tools as well, so I’ll be going back to complete them soon.
Combined with new techniques in neuroscience, these are powerful tools, so please give Life Reimagined through AARP a try.
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