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A Quick Guide To Deciding On Your Career Choice

Feb. 17, 2021, 12:08 p.m.
Deciding on which career choice to go ahead with can be one of the hardest decisions you'll have to make. Below, we have listed a few tips to make the decision process a lot easier.

1) Complete a Self-Assessment

Before you go making any decisions, it is really important that you do a self-assessment to figure our who you are, what you enjoy doing and also your strengths and weaknesses.

If you're struggling to do this, think about completing a personality quiz to develop a greater understanding of your attributes, how you learn and other personalities you mix well with.

2)  Brainstorm Career Ideas

When you think of your future, what is the first job that comes to mind?

As a child, at one point you would've been asked the question "What do you want to be when you're older?". Think back to this and write down any ideas that come to mind when you think of your 'dream job'.

Once you've created the list of ideas, go through each career choice and rate it out of 10 for being a good match.

3) Complete a Career Quiz

There are a variety of amazing career quiz resources online, we recommend the one by Prospects which you can access by clicking here.

Completing a Career Quiz will help you to match your personal attributes, skills and interests to specific job groups. From this, you may be able to find inspiration for which direction you want to go in.

4) Review the Job Profiles For Your Chosen Career

The final stage is to complete some research on your chosen career options. To do this, we recommend visiting the National Careers Service - Job Profiles website. This website provides insight into several factors of every job role. It will tell you factors such as the salary, working hours, general responsibilities etc.

The National Careers Service will also provide guidance on the ways you can pursue this career, including which qualifications you may need.

Once you've completed this research, you should have a clearer idea on which career options are more suitable so you can start planning your next steps.

If you're still struggling to decide on your career choice, you can speak to our Careers Team and receive 1 to 1 information, advice and guidance by clicking here.