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What jobs would suit me?

As well as working out what you have the right skills and experience to do, or thinking about what career paths your degree subject typically leads to, it is important to think about what you actually want to do. It can be easy to forget about what you really want to do in the search to find a job, and whilst it is important to have a degree of flexibility, you should also think about what you are looking for in a career. Of course, it’s also important to remember that very few career choices are permanent – just because you start working in one area, doesn’t mean you are going to do that for the rest of your life. You might find Prospects Planner is a useful online tool for helping generate thoughts about what jobs might suit you.

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Is location important? Do you want to work for a large company or a small company? Public sector or private sector? Do you want to get on a graduate recruitment scheme? Do you want to be working to help people? Do you like the idea of having sales targets to meet? How important is earning a high salary to you? These are useful things to think about when you start to plan what sort of career you want to pursue. The Careers & Employability team can help you work out what is important to you in a career, and give you some pointers on possible career paths to consider.