Today’s workforce is very different to that of our parents or grandparents: most jobs are contract, not permanent, and we can have five or more major career changes in our lives.
More than ever, job opportunities come about through networking and self-promotion, not by simply responding to an advertisement.
With this comes the challenging task of identifying one’s own gifts and abilities, and how these can translate from one industry across to another.
Choosing a Career
We vary as to how much we enjoy working as part of a team versus working autonomously.
We differ in whether we thrive in an office environment, or prefer the outdoors.
Some of us are more inclined towards helping professions, and others towards research or project work.
And we all have the desire to achieve a positive work-life balance that fits with our personal, family, social and community-oriented commitments.
Whether you are just starting out in the workforce, or you are considering a career change, Narrative Therapy can be of great assistance alongside the use of career testing and online resources.
As you describe significant events in your life (past work experiences, personal achievements, roles, and creative outlets, just to name a few), Naomi can bring to your attention any themes and values that run through the various narratives you share in the counselling room. These can inform your decision making process in ways that assessments cannot.
By highlighting those moments where you have drawn satisfaction and meaning, Naomi can work with you to explore training and career options that can offer you the same sense of creative contribution and reward.
Author: Naomi Griffin, BA (Psych & Music); Grad Dip in Pastoral Couns; PG Dip Psych; Grad Cert Case Management; Grad Cert Ed Studies (Career Development); STAP; MAPS; MCCoun.
Please Note: Naomi is not currently practising at Vision Psychology, but is continuing to provide supervision for provisional (including 4+2 and 5+1) and registered psychologists, and for ministry agents in the wider Christian community. If you would like information regarding supervision, please complete the contact form below and Naomi will contact you directly.
Please Note: Naomi is not currently practising at Vision Psychology, but is continuing to provide supervision for provisional (including 4+2 and 5+1) and registered psychologists, and for ministry agents in the wider Christian community. If you would like information regarding supervision, or want to book an appointment with a Christian psychologist, please contact Reception on 1800 877 924.