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  • Writer's pictureMichael Glassock

Importance of Self-Discovery in Career Choices



When it comes to choosing a career, it can be easy to get caught up in what others think is best for you. However, it's important to take the time to truly understand your values, interests, and strengths before making a career decision. Self-discovery can help you to find a career that aligns with who you are and that will bring you fulfilment and satisfaction. Here are some tips on how to reflect on your values, interests, and strengths and how it can help in finding the right career for you:


1. Reflect on your values: Your values are the things that are most important to you in life. Reflect on what you value most, whether it be creativity, stability, or helping others. Once you understand your values, you can start to look for careers that align with them.


2. Identify your interests: Your interests are the things that you enjoy doing. Reflect on what you enjoy doing most, whether it be writing, cooking, or working with numbers. Once you understand your interests, you can start to look for careers that align with them.


3. Understand your strengths: Your strengths are the things that you are naturally good at. Reflect on what you're naturally good at, whether it be problem solving, public speaking, or working in a team. Once you understand your strengths, you can start to look for careers that align with them.


4. Take career assessments: There are many career assessments available online that can help you to understand your values, interests, and strengths. These assessments can provide valuable insight into the types of careers that may be a good fit for you.


5. Talk to people in different careers: Talking to people in different careers can help you to get a sense of what different jobs are like and what it takes to succeed in them. Reach out to people in careers that interest you and ask them about their experiences.


By taking the time to reflect on your values, interests, and strengths, you can make a more informed decision about your career and increase the chances of finding a career that aligns with who you are and that will bring you fulfilment and satisfaction.


If you're considering your career choices and you'd like to discuss how coaching could help you to gain more clarity and find a role that truly aligns with who you are and what you hope to achieve, please do get in touch.

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