Signing up for ‘My Future’
Today I signed up for ‘My Future’. As I have explored it, I have picked up so much useful information and I have found that it is really helping me think about all aspects of my dream job. ‘My Future’ is a wonderful site to help you think and decide on your future job.
I went into a link the said ‘Interests’. I then completed a survey, where I was given the option to choose my perferred occupation out of the two that were shown. In the end I got to view my results and they showed me that my most preferred jobs were ‘Creative’. Followed by ‘Business’ jobs, then ‘Office’ work, following that was ‘Outdoor’ and last came ‘People Contact’. I was very happy with this result as I would I have always wanted a creative job and I would also like to run my own business.
I would like to own a business in fashion design; therefore I believe that my results suit me perfectly. Some of my options really made me think as in some of them I couldn’t see myself doing either job. I had to think really hard to choose which one I would prefer.
Education and Training
I clicked on ‘Education and Training’ and there I had to tick next to the highest level of education and training I have completed. I also had to tick what I would like the highest level of education and training I would like to achieve, to be.
I think that doing this is a very good way to keep on track and to stay focussed on my goals. Every so often I am going to look over my aims and that will keep inspiring me to work harder, to achieve my goals.
Work and Study
In the ‘Work and Study’ section, I had to complete a survey about my working conditions areas. My results showed me that ‘Working Setting’ and ‘Working Hour’ were on a par with five stars next to each. ‘Physical Requirements’ and ‘Travel Requirements’ are also on a par, but of three stars. It also showed those four areas in detail. I was given a few options of where I would like to study and I ticked the box next to the state I would like to study in.
My preferred work setting is indoors leaving outdoors to be my least preferred setting. My results showed me that the hours I would like to work are long hours and I don’t really want to just work shifts. For the physical requirements I prefer standing and my results tell me that my least preferred is working in heights. For travel requirements it says that I’m happy to travel overseas but not as much between towns.
When I clicked on ‘Dream Job’ there were a number of questions, which were related to my dream job, that I had to answer. I also had to write what my aspirations are. These are two pictures that I have found that show my dream jobs.
This photo is owned by EYECCD
Fashion Design (own business)
This photo is owned by Mattcornock
Dance Teacher (own business)
The questions that I answered really made me think about my dream job and everything that goes with it. It got me thinking about what I would do on a daily basis, who else I’d be working with, would I learn anything, how many hours I’d be looking at to work, my pay and also when I would feel satisfied doing the job I have chosen.
In the aspirations questions I had to answer were my aspirations in different areas. These areas were my personal aspirations, in work life, as a learner, as a family member, as a friend, as a citizen, as a spouse/ partner and in other areas of my life. These questions really made me think about all different areas that are very important.
In the ‘Values’ section I had to answer questions which determined what my strongest values are. Sharing the lead, with five stars, are Achievement and Independence. The other three areas also share a result of four stars. The other three areas are Conditions, Lifestyle and Recognition.
Thinking about my values, when choosing a career path, is a very useful thing for me. If I am particularly strong in one value, then it is probably a wise idea to choose a job where you can use that value to help you. I think that values are very important and they can change as time goes on, so it is a good idea to look at them every now and again.
In this section of the webpage I had to look at a list of qualities and choose which ones suit me. I chose the following qualities:
- Honesty and intergrity
- Reliability and punctuality
- Personal presentation
- Ability to deal with pressure
I really believe that these are strong qualities that I must keep under consideration when choosing a job.
In the Future
I have found this webpage to be very helpful and a good way to keep me motivated, to work hard to achieve my goals. I recommend this site to anyone who is trying to find a job that suits them. Or even to help people, who have found their dream job, keep on track and stay focussed.