Thursday, November 3, 2011


Starting out

As you start to think about choosing a job, you will not know about all the jobs available in particular industries, but a good starting point is to think about what you enjoy, where your interests lie and what you are good at. The more clearly you know what interests you, what you like doing, what your talents are and which skills and strengths you want to use in your working life, the easier it is to recognise the opportunities that best suit you.

What jobs suit me?

Ask yourself what is really important to you and what you are willing to do. Everyone has unique motivations and ambitions and yours may be different from those of people you know. Writing your ideas down or talking them through may bring out more possibilities. Your friends and family may help you identify the key deciding factors for your career planning and may point out strengths that you take for granted.

What do different jobs entail?

Learning what people actually do on a day-to-day basis is a crucial step in your job search. Understanding jobs is the best way to ensure you make the right decision for you. It is also essential for writing strong applications to persuade a company or organisation that you are a good fit for the job.

How do I use my degree?

You may want to apply your subject-related knowledge and skills directly to the world of work.
Ask your university careers service for the results of surveys that provide some insight into what people with your degree have gone on to do.  to view national survey results of what students on your course have pursued. Also, check options with your subject for suggestions about what to do with your degree.


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