Meet Sarah

Six months have flown by since Sarah walked out of the high school gates, HSC in hand, and yet, she still finds herself grappling with uncertainty and indecision about her future. Despite her best efforts to explore different career paths and seek guidance from friends and family, Sarah feels no closer to finding clarity about her next steps.

As the days turn into weeks and the weeks into months, Sarah’s sense of loss of direction only deepens. She’s beginning to worry that she’ll never find her calling or pursue a career that truly resonates with her passions and interests. She has career fear.

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Career Fear – it’s more common than you think

According to recent studies, nearly 30% of high school graduates experience uncertainty and anxiety about their future career path after completing the HSC exams. After the excitement of graduation fades, many school leavers, like Sarah, are left feeling lost and directionless. The pressure to choose a career path weighs heavily on their shoulders, and they may struggle to identify their interests, strengths, and aspirations amidst a sea of possibilities.

Does any of this resonate with you?

As a psychologist who has worked closely with young adults navigating similar challenges, I understand the complexities of this transitional period. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed by the uncertainty of the future, but it’s essential to take proactive steps to explore and discover your passions and interests, and remove that career fear.

How to Gain Clarity About Your Future

Many actionable strategies and insights can help you gain clarity and confidence in your career journey. From self-assessment exercises to exploring different career paths.

You can:

  • Reflect on interests and values: Take time to journal or brainstorm activities that bring you joy and fulfillment. Consider what values are important to you in a career and how you can align your aspirations with your values.
  • Research career options: Dive into researching different industries and job roles that spark your interest.
  • Utilise online resources: informational interviews, and career exploration tools to gather information and insights.

As Sarah embarks on her own journey of self-discovery and career exploration, she realises that the path ahead may not always be clear, but with the right guidance and support, she can navigate the twists and turns with confidence.

In times like these, it’s essential for individuals like Sarah to seek professional guidance and support to navigate the complexities of career exploration and decision-making, and remove career fear. We specialise in helping young adults discover their strengths and interests, and often recommend the Morrisby Careers Test as a valuable tool for gaining insight and clarity.

How the Morrisby Careers Test Can Help You

The Morrisby Careers Test is a comprehensive assessment that evaluates various aspects of an individual’s personality, interests, and aptitudes to identify suitable career paths. By completing the test under the guidance of a trained psychologist at Creating Change, Sarah can gain valuable insights into her strengths, preferences, and potential career options.

Through targeted discussions and analysis of the test results, Sarah can uncover hidden talents and explore career paths she may not have considered before. With the support and guidance of a skilled psychologist, Sarah can embark on a journey of self-discovery and career exploration with confidence and clarity.

So, if you find yourself in a similar situation as Sarah, feeling lost and unsure about your future career path, remember that you’re not alone. Seeking professional guidance and taking proactive steps, such as completing the Morrisby Careers Test, can help you gain clarity and confidence in your career journey.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Creating Change Psychology to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a fulfilling and rewarding future.

Written By Rebecca Deane – Clinical Psychologist – Creating Change Psychology
Psychology support in the Hills District, Western Sydney & Surrounds (including Rouse Hill, Bella Vista, Glenwood, Castle Hill, Kellyville, The Hawkesbury, Penrith Nepean, Blacktown, Epping, Ryde, Pennant Hills areas and surrounds)