Welcome to your Starting Point

The Starting Point Generator is designed to help you think about your interests, reflect on your strengths, and integrate your ideas. Doing these things will help you work out which career pathways might work for you. 

The Starting Point Generator takes about 20 minutes to complete (starting from now), but there’s no rush, so take as much time as you like (or as you are allowed to take) to explore your options. 

This process, like the Career Cluster Quiz, isn’t magic – we don’t reveal hidden talents or anything, we just help you unpack some options, based on your responses.


What are you interested in?

Your interests are the things that you want to learn about, the activities you enjoy doing, the stuff that motivates you. 

Contrary to popular opinion, you are able to find work and build a career in an area that you find interesting. Work isn’t just about earning money, and people who work in areas they find interesting have the potential to rise further and earn more than those working in areas they aren’t interested in, because interest is a key factor in keeping us motivated. 


Take a second to think...

In a second, we’re going to explore some of your interests and connect them with the skills they help you build, but before we do, take a second to think about the types of things you enjoy and are interested in right now. 

You’re probably interested in lots of different types of things, so don’t get caught up in choosing just one right now. Think about the ways you choose to spend your time – what do you watch, what activities do you love, where do you spend your free time, and what do you want to learn more about? 

Take a couple of minutes to think about your interests now. You could even write them down if you like… 


Next, let's explore

In the next section, you’ll find lots of interests and hopefully you’ll be able to find some that you share.