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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

What career is right for you?

“You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers … If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” - Steve Jobs in a Stanford commencement speech

When you know you need to leave your job

First up, decide if your current job is really right for you. I-Resign will help you to re-evaluate your current position then guide you through resigning and moving on.

How to find what you love from Brian Kim guides you through asking yourself the right questions about work.

Zen Habits offers more tips on finding the right work.

People Maps  has a range of personality and other tests to help you identify strengths and skills. Requires registration

Career planning - from Alberta Canada, has Know Yourself quizzes and ideas for exploring career options and universally applicable advice.

A 32 question test to match your personality to job types on iVillage.

PlanIt offers a number of tools and job profiles to help you decide.

For Graduates this site offers lots of information and lists the usual sectors of employment.

And try these articles for more information

  • What to do with your life -  a long article from Fast Company based on the book (and watch the author on the Oprah show here)
  • An item from Work Life Balance Centre, who also have some interesting Hot Topics on their site.
  • A word of warning Be sure you can do the job you choose, an article from
  • Career Choices's quick guide to making the biggest decision of your life.

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