Psychometric strengths assessments are widely used in career development but it may not be clear which one would be most useful for you if you’re seeking to make changes to your career. This article looks at two tools that measure ‘strengths’: CliftonStrengths® and the VIA Survey of Character Strengths. It explains their origins, similarities and differences, and when and how they might be used in career coaching.
Volunteering is one of the best ways to test out career ideas. It enables you to build up skills, knowledge and experience within a sector that you may be unfamiliar with. It boosts career wellbeing. But it is also one of the best ways to boost overall wellbeing.