Career development and job sites
The Career Conversation : knowledge forums and guides
www.nztalent.org.nz - hear from people in different roles and businesses about their own careers and what they look for when they hire
The Future of Work
What/where to study?
Heather Carpenter - Your 21st Century Career
Roman Krznaric - How to Find Fulfilling Work
Michelle Gibbings - Career Leap: How to Reinvent and Liberate Your Career
Kathryn Jackson - Resilience at Work: Practical Tools for Career Success
Self assessment tools
There are many types of self assessment tools available. “Career/career personality tests” should not be seen as stand-alone tools as they are only one piece of the puzzle and should be considered as part of a wider process of self understanding and career development coaching.
Working with a career coach is important to help make sense of all the information and resources, helping you to clarify directions and support your decision making process.
The following are general tools that can help support self awareness and learning about aspects of yourself that can help you to understand what sort of career may help you "find your purpose".
allup Strength Finder tool for adults ($USD19.99)
Take the free VIA Character Survey to discover your character strengths
The Holland Code career inventory looks at which jobs are likely to suit your interests, talents, and aptitude - various versions at different price points
The Strong Interest Inventory provides career direction information based on your interests and preferences.