Reflect and Plan Your Career
Developing your career at Northwestern and beyond
You want to grow, and we want you to grow. But how can you take charge of your career growth and learning? What opportunities are available? What skills, knowledge, abilities and experiences will help you advance? Included here are resources for reflection and development planning for your use and for use in discussion with your manager.
- Work Values Test
Use this free assessment to explore what you care about most within your career.
- O*Net Interest Profiler
Explore your career interests with this free tool provided by the US Department of Labor.
- Clifton Strengths
Explore your unique strengths with this popular self-assessment (Minimal cost for “top 5”).
Planning for development
Development can take many forms: formal training, degree programs, conferences, mentoring, on the job experiences and shaping your job to your own interests (learn more about “job crafting”). Make time to talk with your manager about the development that most interests you. Use the templates provided here to inspire and organize your thinking.
Growing at Northwestern
Northwestern encourages career growth for our staff. Search current opportunities.