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Navigating your career: Understanding your personality, interests and motivators

Introduction

Do you ever find yourself pondering the direction of your career, wondering where it's headed and if it aligns with your aspirations? Many of us have faced such questions, whether prompted by dissatisfaction or a desire for change. In this blog, we'll explore the importance of understanding yourself in career navigation and how it can lead to confidence and success.



Navigating your career

Personal profiling and understanding oneself is the first step in steering your career. Whilst it can be hard to substitute for comprehensive psychometric profiling and structured discussions with a career advisor, there are tools on the internet which can help point you in the right direction and help you gain clarity about your personality, interests and motivators. Additionally through discovering your values, preferred roles, aptitudes, and aspirations, you can develop a level of self-awareness that can form the foundation of your career journey.



Here are 12 personality tests that are available for free:





Conclusion

Career direction and options can be complex, ranging from short-term goals to long-term aspirations. Clarity is key. Leveraging profiling tools can help you Identify options and directions to better aligns with your overarching purpose. It also helps you resist settling for the first available job and encourages thoughtful decision-making.

In the ever-changing landscape of the job market, self-knowledge can be your compass. By understanding yourself and your aspirations, you can gain the confidence to choose more wisely and represent yourself with greater confidence and authenticity.

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