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Knowing Yourself

One of the core components of career planning is understanding who you are as a person and how that relates to careers. This module will help you to look at yourself and identify your skills, values, and non-negotiables.

Tips

  • Go slow and steady.Don’t rush through any part of your career planning, including self-assessment exercises. This is a big process, so take your time!
  • Talk to someone neutral.Talk over your decisions with a trustworthy, but unbiased person. If someone recommends a career or a program, ask them what they are basing this on.
  • Take small steps toward giant leaps.Start with short term goals, like academic upgrading, to tackle long term goals, like the further education you need to land your dream job.

Worksheets

Knowing Yourself

This module will take you through four self-assessment activities. If you want to dive straight into these activities, you can access them on the left. However, to get the most out of these worksheets, we recommend you take a look at our videos for guidance filling them in.

Watch this video to learn how identifying your skills, values, and non-negotiables can help you to select a career. You can also download the Introduction to Self-Assessment Activities video transcript.

Watch this video for help filling in the Values Scale PDF sheet to identify what you want in a workplace. You can also download the Identifying What You Value video transcript.

Watch this video for help filling in the My Skills PDF sheet to identify your top skills. You can also download the Identifying Your Top Skills video transcript.

Watch this video for help filling in the My Non-Negotiables PDF sheet to identify the things you can’t tolerate in a workplace. You can also download the Identifying Your Non-Negotiables video transcript.

Watch this video for help filling in the Creating a Career-Focused Education Plan PDF sheet. You can also download the Putting It All Together video transcript.

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