In Session 1 you started to look at your own roles, skills and qualities. The key point here was that by reflecting on our experiences, we learn something from them that helps us to move on.

Session 2 has shown how drawing a timeline is useful for plotting what happened and when, so that we can reflect on how we feel about these experiences; what we have learned from them, and how they have helped to shape us as a person.

Have the activities been useful? Did you learn anything new from creating your timeline that you hadn’t noticed before?

If you would like to spend more time thinking about timelines, view The Open University’s example of how to create a timeline on the OU Careers pages [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

You have now completed Session 2 but will explore these ideas further in Session 3.

Session 3: Identifying my skills and qualities