Why is self assessment important in career choice?

Self assessment is important in career choice because it helps candidates select careers based on unique personalities, skills, interests and values. This step done early-on can help to prevent years of needless frustration that can come about as a result of choosing a career that doesn't mesh well with these factors. A self assessment is also important in discovering new career paths that may not have been considered previously. Job seekers can use this information to be more open to other careers available in new and developing industries. Additionally, doing a self assessment can help to identify areas of weakness where more training or education can help to develop existing skills into a long-lasting career.