Career Engagement Team

Past Powers Future

  • In your career, you are what you do. See more career options by looking at your past Work Activities.

  • Appreciate the job behaviors and other actions you took in all of your past experiences.
  • Read the behaviors on the left. Looking back, identify examples of when you implemented that Work Activity. Write it in the box to the right. Notice the Related Work Activity in the center.

Job Behaviors and Off-the-Job Actions.

Related Work Activities

Write Personal Examples Here

1. Estimating the time it will take to complete a work session.


2. Getting Information about a movie you might like to see.

Getting Information

3. Identifying a fireworks activity that might be dangerous.


4. Inspecting a garden plot for weeds.


5. Monitoring the action of a food mixer.


6. Assisting a toddler eat an ice cream cone.


7. Coaching a youngster to hit a baseball.


8. Communicating outside your group with people you meet on a hike.

Communicating Outside

9. Communicating Inside of your family to plan a vacation.

Communicating Inside

10.Coordinating to complete a painting project at school.


11.Team Building by cheering on a soccer team mate.

Team Building

12.Relating by talking with neighbor.


13.Guiding and Motivating a friend to compete in a marathon.

Guiding and Motivating

14.Interpreting the meaning of a poem in English class.


15.Monitoring Resources as the person in charge of caring for hiking equipment.

Monitoring Resources

16.Administering fund raising for a team.


17.Performing for Public in a dancing contest.

Performing for Public

18.Consulting with a friend to improve your success on a job.


19.Resolving an argument between two neighbors.


20.Influencing a friend to buy a certain car.


21.Staffing for a work project by persuading friends to help.


22.Training a friend use a search engine.


23.Analyzing the the options for a school wood working project.


24.Developing Objectives that will lead to success.

Developing Objectives

25.Evaluating Compliance with operating instructions for a food mixer.

Evaluating Compliance

26.Judging a work of art to purchase.


27.Making a Decision about future education.

Making a Decision

28.Organzing a workshop.


29.Processing Information about costs for a home improvement project.

Processing Information

30.Scheduling people to take turns


31.Thinking Creatively to plan an interesting vacation.

Thinking Creatively

32.Using/Updating Knowledge on using video streaming.

.Using/Updating Knowledge

33.Controlling Processes of watering plants.

Controlling Processes

34.Documenting the process used to diagnose and repair a medical device.


35.Laying Out the design of a garden.

Laying Out

36.Handling/Moving furniture.


37.Interacting with Computers to automate a project.

Interacting with Computers

38.Operating Vehicles/Machinery to grass.

Operating Vehicles/Machinery

39.Doing Physical Activities such as moving heavy boxes.

Doing Physical Activities

40.Repairing Electronics such as a home entertainment system.

Repairing Electronics

41.Repairing Mechanicals such tightening a bicycle cable.

Repairing Mechanicals