When you’re at uni, you’ll probably have a pretty decent idea about what you want to do as a career after you’ve graduated. If that’s not the case, then no worries! Deciding what to do for a career is a big step.
Maybe you’re looking to focus on a specific area of your degree but you’re not sure what. Or it might be the case that you and your degree don’t see eye to eye anymore and you’d like to pursue a career that’s unrelated to your qualification. That’s OK, it happens to more people than you’d expect.
If you’re a little unsure about what the future may hold, we’ve got you covered. Knowing what you want to do when you’ve graduated can stop you stressing over what happens next – that’s why we’ve put together these top tips to give you a bit of career guidance.
Before you do anything else, ask yourself some straightforward questions as a starting point. After all, you know yourself better than anyone else, so be honest in your answers and see what you come up with:
If you aren’t on social media, then we reckon you should at least create some profiles to help with that job hunt. With loads of info, insights and knowledge there for the taking, it’s a powerful tool for anyone deciding on a career path.
Here’s what the most popular social channels are used for:
If you’re unsure about what career is right for you, then the best way to decide is by giving it a go. Landing some work experience in your chosen field can help you figure things out career-wise; be sure to talk to the people you’ll shadowing during your time for some extra insights.
Work experience also lets you get to know the kinds of people you might be working with in the future. If you share similar skills and interests, then it’s usually a good sign you and your potential career are a match.
When you’ve completed your work experience, take some time to decide whether it’s right for you. If it’s not the right role or field for you, that’s perfectly fine!
The experience will still be a valuable one. Plus, you’ve probably just saved yourself a ton of time and effort to find out a role is one you hate.
At the end of each day, make notes on your thoughts and observations. Ask yourself these questions along the way:
Fresh out of uni, it’s tempting to accept the first offer that comes your way, especially if your job search has been going on for longer than you planned. Before you accept the offer, keep these tips in mind:
Looking for extra info on how to find more about the roles you’re interviewing for? Check out these eight essential questions you should be asking during your interviews.
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