Conduct a Self-Assessment: Your Career Path

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While this could be a daunting task, choosing your career path does not have to be frightening or difficult if you are willing to listen to your inner voice, and pay attention to your natural instincts. There are several sources of support to aid you in this worthy and important task, as I have noted below.

Career Self-Assessment is crucial in our global job markets today and has become an absolute pre-requisite for anyone coming to grips with the changing face of our work worlds.

The speed of movement in the workplace is constantly shifting, and this can certainly create challenges for your current and future career aspirations.

Self-Assessment can help you set a solid platform for a fulfilling career by providing insights into where you will find the most personal satisfaction, and enable you to make your best and most effective contributions.

There are numerous sources freely available to you that will help create a clear and definitive picture of where you should be heading.

For example:

  • Self Assessments (please see below)
  • Career Counselling – career management firms, resource centres, work, employment agencies
  • Parents
  • Family members
  • Friends
  • Co-workers (current & past)
  • Mentors (current & past)
  • Boss (current & past)

Self-assessments are also easy to find on the Internet, and these thought-provoking tools help direct people in drawing the right conclusions about what it is they are looking for based on personal preferences, strengths and weaknesses, career background, skill sets, and education.

Here are just a couple of resources to aid you in your Self-Assessment process:

Quintessential Career offers the http://www.quintcareers.com/online_career_assessments.html, and the Job Hunters Bible site at http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/, which will provide further information, as well as some creative fun with selected tests of your choosing.

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