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CHOOSING A CAREER

Choosing a CareerThis “Choosing a Career” section makes you start thinking about YOU! The type of person you are! And what type of job might suit you!

Most people find this “self-examination” very hard to do! When asked simple questions like โ€œWhat do you like?โ€ often they answer with โ€œMeh!โ€, “Dunno!” or “Not much!” ๐Ÿ™‚

Yet it is important for you to know this info to:

  • find a career that suits the type of person you really are, and
  • answer questions about yourself in an interview to secure the job!

After all… you are going to be spending a LOT of time at work, so you really should enjoy it as much as you can LOL!!!

Complete this section, and you’ll find out how to choose a career which suits you, your abilities and your interests!


bulletYou will need a notepad… and a pen!!! ๐Ÿ™‚


bulletIntroduction

Discover the process you need to go through when choosing a career, and why you should invest your time doing it properly ๐Ÿ™‚

Why all the fuss? Well, most people don’t put much thought into their choice of career.

It IS a very complex decision to make… and maybe that turns people off doing what they should.

And often they settle for something that doesn’t really suit them.

Don’t be like them LOL… »» More…

bulletWho Am I?

Some honest “soul searching” is a necessary start to career decision making. It helps you to work out what you want and don’t want!

And points you in the direction you should be heading, rather than wandering around lost and bumping into dead ends.

Let’s start this voyage of self discovery… »» More…

bulletPast Experiences

Could any of your past experiences be USEFUL to you when thinking about your career, or when drawing up your resume?

What experiences can give you an idea of what job NOT to go after? »» More…

bullet Physical Features

Sometimes employers want potential employees to meet the physical requirements of the job available. In some circumstances however it could amount to unlawful discrimination.

Let’s use some common sense here and work out what particular physical requirements might be needed for some jobs… and not others… and why.

How do you measure up ??? »» More…

bulletYour Personality

Your personality is very important to the type of job you should do!

Employers have been using personality tests with job applicants for years. These help them determine whether they are the right “fit” for the company, the job etc.

What type of “round peg” are you? LOL »» More…

bulletYour Attitudes

What attitudes do you have which could have an effect on the type of job you could do? Why are these important to be aware of? »» More…

bulletYour Abilities & Interests

It should be pretty obvious, but if you donโ€™t have the ability NOR the interest, to DO the tasks involved in a job, you probably shouldnโ€™t be doing it!

Most people find it hard to say what things they like or are good at! But this is a very important part of the whole job search process!

There are quite a few pages in this section, so please give yourself plenty of time to get through it!

So let’s go have some fun… and work out what you are good and bad at ๐Ÿ™‚ »» More…

bulletYour Values

Your values are the things you believe in and which you think are important. And the things you value in your lifestyle โ€“ income, location, free time, etc. โ€“ play a very important part in your career choice. »» More…

bullet Values and the workplace

Are there some things or jobs you would prefer NOT to do because of what you believe? Are there some you would REFUSE to do even if they were the only available option? Look at this list of jobs… »» More…

bullet Why do People Work? The Rewards from Work

Have you ever really wondered WHY people work? What do they get out of it? Well of course, they get money… but do they get anything else??? »» More…

bullet The Magical Genie Personnel Officer

One day you are walking along the beach and you find a really unusual but very attractive bottle. As you pick it up and start brushing off the sand, out comes a Genie (who also happens to be a Personnel Officer). This Genie allows you just ONE wish… »» More…

bullet Your Future

It’s certainly not predictable LOL. There are so many things that can play a part in the decisions you make now… or at any time in the future. It’s important you understand how these all work together. »» More…

bullet Help These People Out

Many people set themselves UNrealistic goals. Can you identify them, and help these people out? »» More…

bulletGoal Setting

To get what you WANT out of life, you must set realistic goals. You must make plans to achieve them. And you must take action!

If you don’t do any of that, life will just “happen” anyway… And you’ll get swept away with the flow! »» More…

bullet Decisions Decisions

You can learn a lot by looking at different people’s stories, and trying to work out how and why they made their decisions ๐Ÿ™‚ »» More…

bullet Help Yourself

»» More…

bullet Resources

Need any more help on any of this? Here are a heap of resources that are mostly freely available… »» More…


When You’ve Finished…

Go on to the next step!

And collect some useful Job and Course Information.



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