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Do you know what your strengths are? Do you know which career pathway you might want to follow?

If the answer is no, then don’t worry, you will not be the only one! Lots of young people don’t know which path to choose.

Sometimes taking a skills assessment will help identify your areas of strength and suggest possible careers options for you to research. They can also help with an understanding of the wide range of opportunities available to you, that you might not have previously considered.

Useful websites:

iCould         Start       National Careers Service

Stepping out of your comfort zone

The image below explains the feelings you may experience when starting something new and the progression you can make, when you push yourself out of your comfort zone.

Five feelings you experience when stepping out of your comfort zone.

As you can see from the image above, your comfort zone is a feeling of safety and being in control. You may feel this way at home with your family or friends. Everyone’s comfort zone is different, so something that makes one person anxious and afraid may make another person feel excitement and happy. It is important to be aware of how you feel when you are in your comfort zone and when you step outside of it. A good example is having to stand up and speak to a group of people in a classroom or assembly. For a lot of people, this would be outside of their comfort zone and would make them feel anxious beforehand but for other people, this may be a very exciting moment and one they look forward to. You shouldn’t compare yourself to other people because we are all different.