Self assessment for career planning
For career planning assistance, come into our office during our drop-in time and talk to a Careers Counsellor.
The first step in the career planning process is to identify your personal goals, values and attitudes, skills, interests and personal attributes. Ask yourself: What do I like doing? What am I good at? What are my interests?
There are a variety of options to assist you in this self assessment process. The careers office has a workbook available entitled: "Your Career and You: Self Assessment For Students and Graduates". Published by the Graduate Careers Council of Australia, this 46 page booklet contains a series of written exercises.
The Graduate Careers website also has a useful article "Getting Started: Self Assessment", which provides a checklist for identifying skills and goals.
The office also has a number of other books to assist you with career planning, or we may suggest that you complete a questionnaire or vocational interest inventory.