Start your career planning
Start your career planning

Start your career planning

‘Career planning is all about getting ideas about jobs by knowing your career optionsexploring your skills and understanding your motivation, and then, of course, knowing where to look for graduate opportunities.’ Targetjobs

Your personality, values and interests will affect decisions about your future, whether you are job hunting, thinking of taking some time out, or considering options such as voluntary work. It will affect how and when you make decisions, the information you base them on, and the outcomes you achieve from them. What is more, recruiters often look for a general personality ‘fit’ between their organisation and you, and occasionally use personality assessment within their recruitment processes. But thinking about your personality and values is not just about jumping through the right hoops to get the right jobs. Knowing more about who you are and why you want what you want, can help you to decide what you want to do next, and to understand why.

This topic will help you to:

  • Recognise how an understanding of yourself may help with career choices
  • Explore how your wants, needs, values and personality can influence your work preferences
  • Understand what steps to take to move closer to your career goal