Good choices, whatever your age lead to motivation, achievement and satisfaction and these are the conditions for success! Good choices build ongoing options, and help to future proof your progress in a changing 21st century environment.
The need for choice arrives for everybody at many stages. Early decisions are critical to establish a platform for your future development. Then at later stages you might move happily for many years through roles that just turn up – until the moment when they don’t, and you are again forced to confront choices for your future.
Lack of satisfaction, redundancies, new inspirations, later life change are all reasons to rethink your directions.
New inspiration comes from new thinking. Use this tool to reflect and review yourself, bring yourself up to date with who you really are now, the skills that really motivate you and consider new career interests.
There are some simple rules that apply through all these stages - all they require is some good thinking, and this program helps you do this. It is based on this model:
Good self-knowledge – what kind of person am I, what environments am I likely to thrive in?
What skills do I really enjoy using, or would love to learn, or become better at? This is an important clue as jobs are made up of skills you like using.
The job choices/areas I should explore for my best options.
LET’S NARROW IT DOWN so your exploration is in the best direction for you, where the odds of making the really wrong or dead-end decision are lessened.
Exploration as suggested in the report you will receive is recommended so you find examples of work that interests you; learn to use job sites as research tools to see what’s out there .
Advice for the career changer: don’t think that a new career means a whole new set of training, or starting again from the beginning. Once you have an idea of the area or role you want to move to, if it involves new training, this is the best time to consult a career counsellor/practitioner. They will help you explore the fast track options. These may be simpler than you think, as tertiary education has changed and now provides many different learning options to accommodate those in work.
Throughout the program you will use a self-assessment process – NO long questionnaires are involved, and the program is colour coded to assist you to track your path. Notice your colours and follow them through.