Taking the leap from high school to tertiary studies, and from tertiary studies to the working world is very exciting, but more often than not, it’s extremely daunting. Different people take this step in different ways. Some know with absolute certainty where they want to go, but for others, it’s not that easy.
Self-awareness plays an important role in this decision-making process. Who you are; how you think and process information, what type of information you enjoy, what environment you thrive in, situations which drive you absolutely nuts; all these and so much more is what makes you, you, and what determines your happiness and success in a job.
One of the assessments I use in my practice is the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Inventory). This assessment is helpful in determining inborn predispositions (or natural tendencies). By understanding your inborn predispositions, you are able to harness your strengths (and work on underdeveloped areas) and become productive where you are at in any stage of your life.
The reason I do what I do is to help students who are struggling to understand themselves (why they do what they do and think the way they think), to understand themselves better. To show them that when they understand who they are, they are in a better position to be able to choose a career which suits them best which in turn can result in a successful and happy career life.
For more information on the MBTI see the video below. This video was created by OPP which is part of CPP – The Myers Briggs® Company