5.Your motivation (drive) and how well you manage stress6.Your interpersonal skills7.Your decision-making skills8.Your match to the working environmentThese factors have been isolated and tested by Dr. Dan Harrison, founder of the
computer profiling tool. He has thoroughly tested and shown through his manyyears of research throughout USA, Australia and Asia that these eight factors are thekeys to matching people to jobs and careers. They are free of culture bias and can betuned to match any job. So you can compare yourself with that job or career beforeyou make a career choice.Suitability is the strategic dimension in the job race. Normally we are used to thinkingabout qualifications and experience. These are not enough. Today when hiring newstaff, companies must look at the suitability of the match between each individual andtheir company’s culture and goals.Assessing your suitability for a range of positions and career lines will give youseveral avenues to explore.
Having identified your potential jobs and career avenues your career coach and youcan begin to effectively explore them together.People often underestimate the value to be gained from an effective exploration program. Instead they often try to jump straight into job-hunting. They may find theyget a lot of rejections as they apply for jobs they are neither equipped for or suitablefor them.Career exploration enables job-hunters to safely find out which job is of real andgenuine interest to them. A good career coach will make appointments for them tomeet people who are in similar careers that they are interested in.There is nothing like actually talking to someone who is doing your dream job rightnow. You can very quickly find out if that job is really what you are looking for. Andif it is, then you can make some real contacts in that line, find out how did that personget into their career, and what are the entry requirements involved.This is very useful for higher level professional jobs since many of these can be quitespecialised, such as joining the diplomatic services or becoming an author. You andyour career coach can plan for you to field research two or three such careers that youhave identified earlier. There is nothing like visiting someone who is already whereyou want to be, to test if that is really going to become your porcelain rice bowl of tomorrow.
A natural step to follow your exploration: determining your final career goals. Fromthis will come the next job you that should apply for.