Choosing a career
Some people already know from childhood what area they are drawn to in their career. If you are not one of these lucky ones, several methods can lead you to the answer to the question of what you want to do in life.
How to do it
First of all, you need to find out what your strengths are. Do you prefer to work alone or in a team? Do you like to make flexible decisions about your time, or do you need an assigned schedule? Do you prefer manual or intellectual work?
It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to answer the questions. Several very accurate and simple tests are available on the Internet and can guide you on the right path of thinking about your qualities. One of the more detailed ones is the 16 personalities. You can also try, for example, the Enneagram Test or the Cognitive Processes Assessment.
In addition to such online texts, you can also try our exercises. You can find them by clicking on the names of individual practices ready for printing as documents or below in the gallery as images.
- The worksheet with the IKIGAI method will help you choose your future profession based on what you like to do.
- The Career Priorities Worksheet will help determine if you value your work. For example, it can be freedom, security or creativity.
- A personal SWOT analysis will give you a better view of yourself and your career path.
- After completing the action plan based on your answers in the SWOT analysis, you can start working on the path to your career goals.
If you don’t know how to evaluate what your personality says about your future profession, there is still career counselling. Just as a chef can help you with cooking and a hairdresser with your hair, a career counsellor can advise you on choosing your future career. It’s simple – you buy a service. A person is not an expert in all situations he encounters in life, so the fastest way to have breakfast is to go to the bakery. And not only that, the result will be more satisfying.
Career counselling includes various services for navigating the labour market – training, education, clarifying priorities, personal consultations, or coaching. You can find a lot on the Internet, and maybe even your friends and acquaintances can recommend someone they had a good experience with. You can try, for example, kariernyporadca.com, kariernykompas.sk or kariernysprievodca.sk.
Do you already know where it is taking you? What are your strengths? Great! The second step is discovering where you can apply and improve your skills. Find out where to look for a job and how to get a job.
You will learn a lot of helpful advice on the Interview without stress platform. We talked about it with its founder, Silvia Skalicka, in our podcast.
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