“ The trend these days is for people t0
have multiple careers over their lifetime
and each career can be
from the previous one. ” Megan Tough
-Making the right career choice can be a difficult process
All work has specific characteristics or
elements and each person has a preference for which ones they prefer. By understanding what these elements are and knowing your own preferences, you can evaluate any role in terms of its fit.
elements and each person has a preference
for which ones they prefer.
By understanding what these elements are and
knowing your own preferences,
you can evaluate any role in terms of its fit.
What is work?
CAREER take YOU?
Directions: Answer these questions to help you look at your VALUES
Control: Do you want to be in charge or do you prefer to follow?
Time: How many hours are you happy devoting to your work?
Creativity: Do you like following the rules or do you want to colour outside the lines?
Managing: Do you enjoy looking after people and making things happen through them?
Location: Where do you want to live and work - the suburbs, city or country?
Responsibility: Do you want to be making the big decisions?
Specialisation: Do you want to be a specialist in a given field and be respected for that? Or do you want to be a generalist?
Flexibility: Do you require a 9 to 5 role or are you happy putting the hours in and taking them back as and when it suits?
Company: Do you want to associate with one company or with several types of companies? Or do you want to be a completely free agent?
Skills: Do you want to use your current skills or do you want to develop skills in a new area?
Belonging: Do you need to belong to a group and make connections with people? Or are you happy moving from project to project making little emotional attachment with the people and companies you work for?