Changing your personality might not be possible or, more to the point, desirable. But there is one thing you can brush up on
that really will help as you choose options and think about your career. So brace yourself – it’s time to get organized.
Sorry to nag, but you’re not going to get far if you can’t keep track of the information and ideas you’ll be
working on. Nothing to do with how you are going to pay your way in life will be sorted out overnight – unless you win the lottery. And
even that’s no good if you’ve lost the ticket.
You might already be one of those people who has everything organized and in the right place – so you can lay your hands on names, places
and phone numbers at a moment’s notice. It’s a habit worth getting into – not the pursuit of super-tidiness, just a little
personal order, which will save you lots of time in the end. Like it or not, organization is a vital skill for life.
To find out where you stand on the organizational front, it’s time to face the test. Answer the questions overleaf and then add your score
to find our how organized you are. Be honest – no point deluding yourself!
Your total score is:
Hmmm… you’re so laid back you nearly fall over. You need to get more organized or else you will miss out on things
– both at university and in your social life.
Not bad. You’re organized enough to get through you day smoothly, but you don’t let it stop you from having fun.
Sometimes you might need to do a bit more planning before you rush into things or allow others to make the running for you.
Wow – you middle names are ‘Personal Organizer’. Bet you don’t even brush you teeth if it isn’t on
your list of things to do! But, seriously, you are able to cope calmly with all the things life throws at you without getting stressed. Maybe you
could occasionally afford to chill out, relay and just let things happen….
- Try to understand more about your own personality and style – see what your friends think. ( You can help them do the
same for themselves.)
- Start thinking about how you approach tasks and the kind of work that fives you most satisfaction.
- People with similar personality traits often share career preferences. Understand yourself better may help you discover the kind of jobs that
will interest and stimulate you.
- Ask yourself if you are sufficiently organized- and of not, try to do something about it. It’s a lot harder when you have an employer
looking over your shoulder.
Now let’s have a look at: What is the right job and career path for you?