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.
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" - a career coach can support this by helping to interpret and make sense of all the information and resources, helping you to clarify directions and support your decision making process.
Gallup Strength Finder tool for adults
Take the free VIA Character Survey to discover your character strengths
The Career Personality Profile looks at matching your personality and interests to real-world careers - various versions at different price points
The Strong Interest Inventory provides career direction information based on your interests and preferences
The Self-Directed Search is a career assessment and exploration tool that matches your aspirations, activities, and talents to the career choices and educational opportunities that fit you best.