Deciding on what you might like to do in the future can seem overwhelming. If you are finding it difficult to choose a career, and you’re not sure where to start, there are some steps that you can take to help you decide.
- Think about what you enjoy and what you are good at
- Talk to family, people at home, friends, teachers and careers advisers
- Research different options including education, employment and training opportunities
- Attend open days at colleges or universities to find out more about courses which may interest you.
- Research the labour market to find out what jobs are available now and in the future
- Contact employers to see if you can gain some work experience or carry out some volunteering
- Put together a CV to highlight your skills and experience as you may need this when looking for work
- Consider all of your options, what are the advantages and disadvantages of each, and also have a back-up plan.
- Put together an action plan, you may want to write this down. Make sure that your action plan is realistic and remember that it may change over time.
What help and support is there:
- Every school, college or sixth form has a careers adviser. It’s a good idea to arrange an appointment with them to look at your options.
- If you are not in education or training our Advisers are always happy to help. Just get in touch.
- Warrington LIFE can provide access to careers software including Kudos which can help you to explore careers. Speak to one of our Advisers about how to use Kudos.
There is also lots of useful information on the National Careers Service website