Self–Assessment: Choosing the Right Career Path

This sounds like a daunting task, does it not? The fact is it does not have to be difficult if you are willing to listen to your inner voice, and pay attention to your natural instincts.

There are also numerous sources of support as listed below to assist you with this worthy and important task, as noted below.

Career self-assessment is crucial in our global job markets, 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 a number of sources freely available to you that will help create a clear and definitive picture of where you should be heading. For example:

Self assessments (see below)

Career Counselling – career management firms, resource centres, work, employment agencies


Family members


Co-workers (current & past)

Mentors (current & past)

Boss (current & past)

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

Here are a few resources for you to begin with: Quintessential Career offers Online Career Assessments at http://www.quintcareers.com/online_career_assessments.html, and the Job Hunters Bible site at http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/articles/article.php?art_item=054, will provide you with further information and some creative fun with selected tests of your choice.

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Jenni Proctor

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