Match your career to your values

A fulfilling career is built on many different underlying factors. If you enjoy using particular skills, such as photography or public speaking, researching careers that use those skills can be a useful activity. However, a satisfying career is not built just on skills alone. It’s also important to consider how your career aligns with your values.

If you feel it is important to be connected with and contributing to your local community, some careers will make this easier for you than others. If you value order, you may find the day to day of some occupations far too chaotic! When considering a future career or career change, be sure to think about whether it will align to your values. If you can, speak to someone already working in that profession to learn more about what you might expect.

Not sure what your values are, or which are most important to you? We have a free values card sort tool which allows you to rate a series of values, producing a report at the end that clearly outlines which values are the most and least important to you. And remember, as you move into different stages of your life your values may change. Even if you have considered them in the past, it may be worth reviewing them to see if you are still pursuing what is most important to you as the person you are today.

New resources for mature age workers and online job searchers

Two new fact sheets have been published to the Career Centre website. One provides career tips for mature age workers, and the other contains online job searching advice.

The mature age workers fact sheet is intended to provide career tips for mature age job seekers whose circumstances have changed, or who want a mid-career change of direction, or those who want to keep working well after traditional retirement age.

The job searching online fact sheet provides tips on using websites and search engines to improve your chances at finding work opportunities online.

Career Centre fact sheets are designed to be brief, concise resources used to summarise key information around popular career planning topics. They are all written specifically for the Western Australian context, and are a useful starting point that can then direct you to further resources and organisations that may be able to provide additional information.

You can view all Career Centre fact sheets on the Career Centre website.