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    Default How to decide what to be when I grow up :)

    I'm actually a grown up now.... But i still can't decide what I want to be or do when I grow up. From the age of 16 I was working within government, got a really great position and worked my way up to a very well paid job but it was very high pressure, and a lot of responsibility. I did this job until it was time for me to start having babies and I'm still on maternity leave until mid 2016. So I love being a mum and being at home, so so much. If I could get paid to be a mum and keep having my beautiful babies I would. But I know that once both of my babies are school age I'll want to return to a job that's part time during school hours, but I know 100% that I don't want to go back into HR consultancy/workers comp/case management.

    So how do I decide what I want to do? I have time to do a bit of online study and I want to start now but I don't know what to study. Refugee advocacy is something i am really quite passionate about. But it would only be on a volunteer basis I think? Does anyone have any tools / pathways they followed to come to a decision?

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    There are places that offer career counselling and they can help you work out what sort of thing you would enjoy and be good at. Im in Brisbane, but when I was made redundant my company sent us to a company called Right Management to go through career counselling. They analysed our career to date so see which bits we really enjoyed and why and we did lots of personality and skills base tests. At the end of it they were able to recommend the types of jobs that we would like doing and would be good at (it was a bit more in depth than that but that's the general idea).

    It was absolutely brilliant and worth being made redundant for just to go through this course . As a result I am now enrolled at uni about to start studying something that I am really excited and passionate about. I actually wish they did something like this at school, because like you I sort of fell into a job and worked my way up - I spent 17 years with the company and they were great, but the one thing I knew (and this course confirmed) was that I did not want to keep working in a corporate environment!

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    I wish I knew myself. Good luck op

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    Thanks wktz! That sounds exactly like what I need! I might see what they offer locally here that is like that! It's like I just need a wise old person to say "follow this path, and you will forever love your job" lol

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