With so many career options available today, finding the right one may seem confusing or just a game of chance.
Most people have some an idea of what they want to do, or what they are good at, but you can never be absolutely certain you will enjoy something until you try it out.
Whilst it is common to experiment with different jobs early on in your career, it wastes a lot of time, energy and money. However, you can reduce career uncertainty by evaluating only the career options that:
- suit your personality
- play to your strengths
- engage with your interests
- align with your values
Using these four criteria to screen various career options will narrow down roles which you will enjoy, and ultimately be successful in. [See the related article on: Enjoyment Performance Theory]
Be wary of career assessments that rely solely on measuring personality and disposition. These old style assessments assume that people with a similar personality can happily perform the same job every time. You are not a widget, so don’t be squeezed into a box and given a convenient label.
If you’re serious about developing your career make sure that you use a job-centric assessment like Career Navigator that measures all of the factors necessary to perform and succeed in a role.
What the Career Options report tells you
The Career Options report matches your profile against 6,500 possible careers. It identifies and ranks only those that you are more likely to have the greatest success and enjoyment.
- The report describes the general requirements for each career giving you a feel for the actual nature of the work.
- By not identifying suitable career options job searching, researching organisations and CV writing becomes difficult.
- Once a preferred career path is chosen, you have greater direction and focus in pursuing the right job.
So, whether you are after your first job, a promotion or seeking a new role externally, the Career Options report can save considerable time and effort. Alternatively, if you are considering a change of career, the report suggests options that you may not have considered!