CAREER OPTIONS GRID
The first stage of career planning is looking at yourself - your personality, interests, values, learning style, skills etc. Once you have identified what you want in a job, you can start to investigate possible options - making sure you take account of any constraints. This grid will help you to record the information you know and find out about yourself. Try some of the suggested questionaires and assessments to find out more about interests, skills and abilities which you didn't know you had! This information will be very useful when you start to complete applications and CVs and when you attend interviews. Employers like candidates who know what they have to offer and who can demonstrate their skills and abilities with examples.
Now that you have gathered information about yourself, your personality, values, skills and constraints the next step is to start investigating possible career options. Look at some of the resources suggested for more ideas.
Now focus on the three most promising careers and list the pros and
cons and implications of each one
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