Title:Self Awareness Description: Evaluation for getting first job in the future.

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1.0 IntroductionA career has been defined as the evolving sequence of a person's lifelong series of work related experiences and attitudes that apply to all workers, and all sequences of work roles (Hall, 1976). Today, the career not only provide us with an income with which to support our families, but also they are a source of interest and meaning. You need self-awareness for survival in today's business world. You are somewhere in the middle of a half-century work life, and you can get most anywhere you want to go, as long as you know where you stand today and have a clearly articulated goal for tomorrow. Without knowing your strengths and weaknesses you don't have solid ground from which to launch yourself toward your career goals.

2.0 Self-awarenessSelf-awareness is the understanding that one exits. It is a broader concept that focuses on the image that an individual has of him/her and whether or not that image is accurate in comparison with how others perceive that individual.

Self-awareness is also defined by Wiesinger (1998) as understanding what is important to you, understanding how you experience things, knowing what you want, knowing how you feel, and knowing how you come across to others. Goleman (1998) added that an individual who is self-aware has a deep understanding of his/her emotions, strengths, weaknesses and drives. Furthermore, self-awareness involves gaining knowledge of the "self" that is both being managed and is managing. Self -awareness also covers awareness of our own strengths and weakness (Bourner, 1996). Self-awareness means knowing your values, personality, needs, habits, emotions, strengths, weaknesses with a sense of who you are and a vision of the person you want to become.

Human being is complex so we need to know more to be self-awareness.

Personality-------we don't normally change our personalities, values...