Thinking about your skills, knowledge and experiences is a great way to figure out what jobs you could do and what you’d enjoy:
- brainstorm your skills, knowledge, and experience with whānau and friends. Think about what you’re good at doing and the skills involved – it might be art, playing sport, carving, preparing a hangi, or baking.
- read some job ads or job descriptions and circle the skills, knowledge, and experience listed. Then try and match each skill with things you have done, e.g. I gained communication skills by working at the supermarket.
It’s also important to think about your passions and interests! Have a look at jobs that match your passions and interests and think about what skills, knowledge and experiences you bring to these jobs.