Career satisfaction starts with a thorough knowledge of what makes you ‘you’ – your skills, your personality, your interests, and your values. What makes you unique? What are your greatest strengths? It’s also valuable to think about the types of activities and work environments that allow you to be at your best. Take some time to reflect and self-assess.
Click on the buttons below to find tools you can download and use on your own, descriptions of courses you can take, and links to career-related information online.
In this section, you’ll find tools you can use on your own. Each tool here is a downloadable Word document so you can type and save your responses.
The following course is offered through the PSC Corporate Learning Centre – please register online on The Learning Environment.
A map helps us visualize where we are going, and the many different paths we can choose from to arrive at our destination. In much the same way, the Self-Managed Career program has been designed as a series of interconnected modules where participants will engage in self-assessment to identify interests and strengths, and evaluate possible career paths. We will show you how to assess your previous experience in the development of a portfolio and a comprehensive career plan.
The program consists of five modules:
Upon completion of the program, participants will have a vision with attainable action steps and the skills to take ownership of the career journey.
There is a wealth of career-related information on the web. Below are links to interesting resources, good sources of information, and tools you may find helpful.
While you can find hundreds of career self-assessments online, the sources in the list below are all reputable and the self-assessments are either free or minimal cost. Some may require you to create an account:
Here is a collection of resources related to understanding your personality, interests, skills and values: