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Generating career ideas

Working out what you want to do after University can be a pretty daunting process. Some people know exactly what they want to do, others have no idea. This is one of the main reasons that students come and see the Careers & Employability team, and we can definitely help you think about what career might suit you. However, there are number of things you can do to help yourself decide what kinds of jobs might be right for you:

  • Look at what can I do with my degree  to find out about what previous graduates have done, and find out careers information related specifically to what you are studying.
  • Use Prospects Planner and/or TARGETjobs careers report to help generate careers ideas based on your interests and skills.
  • Find out more about types of jobs – research what different jobs are like, what qualifications you need, and consider jobs related to the ones that interest you.
  • Think about what might be important to you in a job, and what kind of work you might enjoy – what values do you hold that you want to see upheld in your work?
  • Get some experience volunteering to see what different types of work might be like – great for your CV too.