What jobs would suit me?
Understanding your interests, skills and values are a key part of identifying jobs and careers that suit you. By identifying what you enjoy and what you're good at and then identifying the jobs that suit your preferences, you give yourself the best chance of finding a career that suits you.
You can access a comprehensive suite of learning resources on "understanding yourself" from the Careers and Employability centre - find out how to access these on the 'Resource Library' pages. A shorter introduction to the topic (with some information and exercises) can be found on our Advice Sheet What jobs would suit me?
When you're considering what kind of career might suit you, you might also find it useful to talk to a Careers Adviser who can discuss your options with you and give you some personalised careers information, advice and feedback.
You may also find the following websites useful:
- The Prospects Career Planner: a career matching programme that is designed for people who have a degree. You are asked a series of questions about your likes / dislikes etc before the programme suggests some careers that might suit you. You have to register to use the planner
- The MyWorldofWork website has a range of tools to help with career decisions.
- The tool will help you to identify what your strengths are.
- The 'My DNA' tool is a career matching programme where you select between visual images before the programme suggests some careers that might suit you.
Again you must register with the site to access the tools.
- The Windmills personal development programme is a programme of structured exercises that help you to identify your values and your strengths. You can go through the exercises in order or 'dip into' them. You may find the following particularly useful:
- The Buzz Test is a careers programme that is based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). You answer a series of questions and then the programme gives you a result telling you what kind of "career animal" you are.
A word of warning: Career decisions are complex and computer career matching programmes like some of those listed above can only take account of some aspects of choice. Therefore undertaking any one of these tests is unlikely to provide the 'answer' to the which is the best career for you, however they can be good at generating initial career ideas.
After undertaking any of these activities if you have any questions or if you want to discuss your results, please don't hesitate to contact us.