I remember being in high school in the small community of Chemainus on Vancouver Island. It was a mill town, not unlike many on the coast at that time. My friends and I talked about what we wanted to do when we got out of school but there was not much to guide us. Some would choose to go to University, others would move away looking for more opportunity and the majority would follow their fathers into the forest industry, working either in the mill or the woods.
Today things are much different in the career field. The options are much broader. Technology has reached a level we had not even dreamed of when I was in school! The resource industries have faded and the careers that remain require new skill sets to carry them forward.
Whether you are just leaving school and want to plan for your career or are changing careers at some stage in your life journey, it is sometimes advantageous to make use of a career professional to better understand yourself and what really might make the journey rewarding and satisfying for you. You may be part of an organization that has many opportunities available but you are unsure of the direction you would like to take or how to get there.
In order to be successful in a career you need to know what you like to do on a daily basis. You need a goal and knowledge of how you like to work, whether it is on a team environment or mostly alone. If you are unemployed you may qualify for some excellent free programs through your local employment centre so be sure to check with them to see what is available.
A career professional can provide clarity to your decision making process by utilizing their knowledge combined with assessments such as the Myers-Briggs and Strong Interest Inventory. If there is a gap between where you are and where you would like to be in your life you may find Life Coaching to be of value to you. If you feel you could use some assistance contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation. Who knows, it may change your life’s path!
“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it however.” Richard Bach
Laurence Rumming Assessments is a consulting service based primarily on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®.