Know your work preferences


Not sure what you want to do or what type of work you might enjoy?

Knowing a bit about yourself will help you in your job search.

To help understand what roles and work environments suit you, you need to understand your work preferences. You can do this by thinking about the types of activities you enjoy and the environments you work best in

Understanding your work preferences will help you target your job search efforts to jobs that suit you.

 Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I prefer being outdoors or inside?
  • Do I prefer working alone or in a team?
  • Am I more suited to analytical or creative activities?
  • Am I more practical (e.g. I like working with my hands), or more theoretical (e.g. I prefer research)?

To find out more about your work preferences you can complete the following workbooks:

 These tools can help you: