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CAREER OPTIONS GRID

This grid will help you to gather together relevant information relating to your career decision.

Personal Appraisal

Personal Aspects Details Comments
Personality

 
Career Interests

 
Work & Lifestyle values

 
Learning Style

 

Skills

Evidence from activity Skills and experience gained Comments
Academic studies


 
Achievements

 
Extra-curricular activities

 
Time Out experience

 
Interests

 
Personal life

 
Sport

 
Voluntary work

 
Work experience

 
Possible constraints Career implications? Comments
Disability / health issues


 
Mobility / location

 
Family / dependents

 
Poor exam grades

 
Age

 
Criminal convictions

 
Possible occupations Career Comments
Using degree


 
Where degree will be useful

 
Open to graduates of any degree discipline

 

Now focus on the three most promising careers and list the pros and cons and implications of each one

  Career 1: Career 2: Career 3:
Pros      
Cons      
Implications (eg leaving area)