What you can do on your own
Discover your personal profile
One of the simplest things you can do is ask yourself and people around you a few simple questions. With the right questions, you can find out where your interests lie, what qualities you possess, and which skills you can still improve on.
Take a personality test
Personality tests can help you in your personal and career development, as they let you find out your strengths, weaknesses, interests and more.
Take a work values test
You make choices on the basis of your values. To help you find out what you value in your job, you can take a work values test. This test takes about 15 minutes to complete. You can discuss your results with a careers adviser to gain further insight.
Take a competencies test
Finding a job that suits you depends on your competences. To find out what your strengths are, you can take a competence test. Additionally, the test will suggest ways to improve on those strengths. Like the work values test, the test takes about 15 minutes, and you can discuss the results with a careers adviser.
What you can do at the UvA
Talk with a careers adviser
If you want personal guidance or advice regarding your future career, you can get in touch with the University of Amsterdam’s careers advisers. This includes personal coaching on your job interviewing skills, writing a CV, and finding a suitable career for you.
Take a workshop
Both the University of Amsterdam and the various Economics and Business study associations offer a variety of workshops, including a workshops for personal development and self-assessment.