You should start here. These are the activities that really mean something to you. You maybe don’t know why, but they just do. The students I’ve met have had a wide variety of interests including:
- Baking and decorating cakes
- Drawing comic strips
- Model Making
- Fixing cars
- Writing stories
- Watching big, epic movies
- Playing Badminton
- Music, playing the guitar/piano
Time disappears when you are doing something you love. So what’s on your interest list?
Otherwise known as your talents, but not the X Factor kind!
This is your natural ability or skill in a particular area. For career guidance purposes we check for ability in Verbal, Numerical, Abstract, Mechanical, Spatial, Clerical and Language Usage. You may have already completed DAT for Guidance or as everyone calls them your ‘DATs’. Often you’ll find if you like a subject, you’ll be good at it.
So do you love Algebra, writing essays, mechanical drawing? Sometimes, when we find something easy, we can assume everyone else finds it easy too, but they don’t! It’s really important to recognise your abilities as soon as possible and identify careers that match your areas of strength.
Personality is your distinctive patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving