It can be difficult to know where to start if you don't know what your skills and interests are. Figuring that out is a good place to start.
The ISEEK Skills Assessment can help you figure out what jobs you might like based on what you like to do.
Other assessments include:
Sigi3 – This tool can help you understand your work-related values, interests, and skills in order to develop your educational and career plan. It adds current in-depth occupational information to make career decisions and tells you what skills and education employers are looking for in those careers.
Keirsey Temperament Sorter – This 70-question tool helps you determine your personality type, which can help in choosing a career and better understanding others in the workplace.
MAPP Assessment – This test helps you identify your motivations, interests and talents for work, as well as discover your communication and leadership strengths.
Once you know what might be agood fit for you and you are ready to apply for a job, you'll want to start by evaluating your skills. Write down any kind of job experience you’ve had (babysitting and lawn-mowing count!), then think of all of the skills you used that relate to these jobs. For example, if you did have a business mowing lawns, how did you market yourself? How did you organize your day? What did you do to make sure your equipment was in good working order? All of these things translate to skills for your resume!