Self-awareness 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.
For a more in-depth exploration of self-awareness, try completing our Self-Awareness Moodle course.
Developing your self awareness
Identify your values, career motivations and preferred working environment to help find a career that suits you.
Get to know your strengths and potential weaknesses to help you to explore your options.
Thinking about your long-term goals for the future can help you make decisions in the present.
What are you looking for?
Thinking about who you are and what you want can help to visualise your ideal job or working environment, and understand what makes this appealing.
Ask yourself questions...
- Are you looking for a graduate scheme with structured career progression, or something more flexible?
- Do you want variety, with the option to move between functions, offices and perhaps countries?
- Is salary important? Or is your focus more on getting the right work/life balance?
- Do you want to work towards professional/vocational qualifications?