Identify Suitable Careers for Real Job Satisfaction

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19 March 2013
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Identify Suitable Careers for Real Job Satisfaction

Which job is right for you? To find your perfect career takes time and hard work – you need to research and investigate all options to identify the career that is most suited to your interests, abilities, enjoyment and lifestyle.

No-one will be able to help you if you don’t know where your career is heading. Even if you have a fair idea of the type of work you are seeking and where your target market is, it is essential to be able to identify your skills, knowledge and attributes to demonstrate what you have to offer.

  • There are an estimated 50,000+ different occupations, and this number continually grows because of the technological evolution.
  • At this time in history, the typical person entering the workforce will have more than 10 different occupations by the time he or she retires


Selecting your career is no longer an easy task, with so many options available it is possible to find a path that matches all of your personal criteria, so you can enjoy job satisfaction in a rewarding environment and get paid for it.


Tips

List all career options that: Appeal to you … Suit you … Others have suggested you would be good at (eg family, career advisor, colleagues, etc) … You have checked out in newspapers and Internet for possible options … You have seen in the Yellow Pages categories

Document what you offer: Knowledge (e.g. courses) …  Skills (e.g. what you can do) and … Experience (e.g. what you have done)

Document your personality: Motivations (e.g. ambition to be manager, desire to retire early, etc) … Values (e.g. honesty, open communication, commitment, etc) … Interests (e.g. professional pursuits, hobbies, etc) … Attitude (e.g. hardworking, pessimistic, etc)

Critically evaluate your: Strengths (e.g. why someone would want you on their team) … Weaknesses (e.g. what would prevent someone from wanting you)


Free Tools and Resources

Whether you have carefully outlined your career goals, or still need to develop a plan, we can help. We have three DISC Behavioural Assessment categories available to assist you understand your own behavioural style and to assist you in being content and satisfied in the workplace and your career. All assessments are undertaken online and presented to you in both a colour and bound report and a PDF version.

The following checklists will assist you in identifying your suitable career.

Career Objective Checklist

Career Decision Checklist


Caution!

Do your characteristics compliment your chosen career? Be sure NOT to sell yourself short.


Information and Further Research

How to Identify your Career

http://www.mindtools.com/JobHunting/CareerChoice.htm

http://www.careerkey.org/index.asp

 


Service providers that can assist you with your job search and employment opportunities.

MAPP Assessment – Providing assessments (tests) and appraisals (reports) that are comprehensive and uniquely personal at Internet speed. We’d like to help each person who visits us reach maximum potential in his or her life work. Our MAPP Appraisals help individuals find work they love. MAPP Match assists organisations to find employees motivated to excel.

http://www.assessment.com/

 

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