Wheel of Strengths: What career is right for me?

Looking for inspiration on which future job roles might be a good match for your current skills? Interested in different jobs but unsure what skills are required or how you could develop these skills?

Use our Wheel of Strengths tool to find out how your skills, interests and personality traits match up with a range of job roles. You may discover job roles you hadn’t thought of and be surprised at where your skills could take you. You could use the worksheet to record and reflect on what you find out and even create an action plan to help you to reach your ambitions.

Examples of what you can discover with the Wheel of Strengths:

  • Examples of job roles that match your current skills
  • How your personality traits and interests complement your skills
  • What other potential jobs are available if you improve your skills further
  • How you can develop your existing skills and learn new ones

When should I use the Wheel of Strengths?

Try the Wheel of Strengths when you are thinking about possible job roles and deciding how suitable they may be for you. This could be when you’re thinking about choosing a work experience placement, courses you might want to study, or it could simply be when you’re looking for a bit of inspiration on the world of careers.

You can revisit the tool as many times as you like – why not bookmark it as a favourite page so it’s always easy to find?

How can I get the most out of the Wheel of Strengths?

Option 1 – complete the tool and explore the job role results that might suit you based on your current skills, interests and personality traits. Research these roles further if any of them sound appealing.

Option 2 – complete the tool twice, the second time adding in the skills you would want to develop to reveal examples of other jobs that might also be a great match. The LifeSkills website is full of information on how you can improve these skills starting today.

What should I do next?

Check out the Advice Map to find advice on your future employment or education options. Read this article on how to decide what to do after leaving school for an overview of different options.

And explore a variety of different jobs and sectors by visiting BBC BiteSize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmdc382