If you’re looking for career direction inspiration and coming up blank, it could be that you just need to get to know yourself better. Human beings are complex creatures with a variety of influencing factors and criteria that impact the work we choose to do day to day. If you don’t know what your values, skills, and priorities are right now, how can you make an informed decision about what you want to do next?
It’s for this reason that the Career Centre website includes Knowing yourself tools. All the tools are free to use and they are designed to help you begin thinking about what it is that makes you tick, and what your needs are for your career development journey.
Please note that we said: begin thinking! Using a set of tools alone is not enough to fully understand the direction you want to take. It is merely a framework to begin your personalised exploration of what it is you really value and want to take part in over the course of your career. Also note that people change! What you wanted at fifteen will undoubtedly be different to what you want at 25, 35, 45 and beyond. It’s worth regularly checking in with yourself as you progress throughout your career.
If you’ve worked through our career development tools and want to talk to someone about your results and what you could do next, you can contact us. Our senior career development officers can give you impartial, Western Australian-specific advice at any age and any stage of your career.