Discovering who you are and what you want can be one of the most important factors in making choices about your career. Having a clear idea of your likes and dislikes, values and skills can make exploring your options and making decisions a much more manageable process.
Below are a selection of free external resources that can help you discover more about yourself, your values and interests.
Office for Students Graduate Employment and Skills Guide
This guide, produced by the Office for Students, is for students who are about to graduate and are at the start of their career journey. It sets out five important steps to help you think about your choices and what you’d like to do next.
Icould features a range of short video career profiles across a wide range of sectors with some helpful labour market data showing salary data and career opportunities.
Prospects job profiles
Browse profiles for different jobs by sector to better understand different career options.
Questionnaires and quizzes
A quick and fun way to explore your preferences and determine which animal you are and which celebrities share your type.
A longer personality questionnaire that identifies which one of 16 personality types best describes you.
Personal Values Assessment
This assessment that can help you identify and understand your values and motivations.
Work Values Test
Similar to the personal values assessment, this questionnaire helps you identify what is most important to you in your career.
Prospects Planner and Job Match
Prospects offers two careers questionnaires. Career Planner explores your skills, motivations and desires. Job Match makes suggestions based on your skills to highlight possible job roles.