* ARE YOU CONFUSED?
* DOES IT SEEM LIKE EVERYONE ELSE KNOWS WHAT THEY WANT TO DO & HAVE IT ALL WORKED OUT?
* DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START?
If this is YOU then DON’T PANIC!!
Planning your career is not something to be rushed, it’s best to take your time and plan in stages.
If you have spent some time on the ‘SELF AWARENESS’ section then you’re ready for the next step – if not then have a look at the ‘ALL ABOUT YOU!’ section first.
CAREERS RELATED TO SCHOOL SUBJECTS.
If you’re not sure which career would suit you it can be useful to find out about what you can do with the subjects you enjoy most and/or are good at.
A good place to start is by talking to your subject teacher about career options linked to that subject. You could ask them where your strengths lie within that subject eg: if you’re good at maths you may be better at the area of maths related to accountancy rather than I.T.
There are 3 websites that can help with this
1. CAREERSCAPE – www.cascaid.co.uk
From ‘Products’ select Careerscape & then ‘Use’.
When you use it for the first time you will need to enter the licence code B761QT – it will then ask you to create a Username & Password.
CAREERSCAPE has a very useful ‘Subject Links‘ section where you can choose from A level / GCSE subjects or from vocational (job related) subjects. The information includes the skills learned and a list of careers related to this subject.
Select a career – this then gives more detailed careers information. Some also have short video clips of people talking about their work.
2. PROSPECTS – www.prospects.ac.uk
Although this website is aimed at graduates (someone who has completed a university degree) it can still be useful for you to look at, especially if you’re thinking about studying a subject at university.
Select ‘Careers Advice’ and then ‘Options with my Subject’. This website gives you information on careers linked to that subject and also information on what recent graduates of that subject have gone on to do 6 months after leaving university.
There is also a hyperlink to a website called ‘What do Graduates Do‘ which has more interesting information.
3. KENT UNIVERSITY CAREERS – www.kent.ac.uk/careers
This is Kent university’s careers site & they have some excellent information on what you can do with your degree as well as other general careers information. It doesn’t matter that it’s Kent university, the information is relevant for anyone.
There are also lots of websites out there on subject specific careers – see the Useful Websites section for details and links to these.