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Planning a better future
Planning a better future

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2 What kind of work would I like to do?

Considering your interests, and things that you find appealing or enjoyable, is a good way of thinking about the type of work that you’d like to do. The next activity will help you to do this.

Activity 3

Timing: Allow about 30 minutes

Take the career test [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] to get an idea of the kind of work that might suit you. Don’t forget to save or email the permanent link to your results, which you’ll find at the bottom of the results page.


What did you think of the results? Did you agree with your personality type? Were you surprised at some of the occupations that were suggested – or about others that weren’t? You will probably have a bit of experience or knowledge of some of the occupations listed, but try to imagine whether or not you’d like doing the others that you are not so familiar with. It’s not a question of your ability or qualifications at this stage – only your own preferences – so assume that you could do the job if you really wanted to. Make a note of any occupations that you found particularly appealing.

You've now completed Section 2 - well done! We hope that you have found your study useful and are motivated to carry on with the course. Remember, if you pass the quiz at the end of each block you will be able to download a badge as evidence of your learning and a statement of participation that recognises your completion of the whole course.