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* Choosing A Career

Abilities & Interests - Introduction


Obviously, if you can't DO the tasks involved in a job, you should not be doing it (and you probably would not have got the job in the first place).

However, can you think of other reasons why it would be helpful to think about your abilities when choosing a career?

& Interests

Like abilities, interests can also play a big part in helping you to choose, and to be a success in your career. Can you think of any reasons why this is so?

Can you work out what your special abilities are?

Think of all the sorts of tasks you might do in a week
- think very carefully about what each task involves
- and write down exactly what it is you are able to do well.

You need to know:
  • what your special abilities are
  • what abilities are required to do the jobs you have in mind, and
  • whether you have, or can develop, these required abilities.
You can probably easily say what things you are NOT interested in doing, but you may not find it so easy to list the things you really like doing.

So... let's look a little closer at what you like and dislike.

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