Getting Started with Career Planning
One of the most useful ways to start is to think about your skills and interests in order to work out what career areas may match your preferences. By understanding yourself better, you should be more able to identify the jobs that suit you.
There are several tools available to help you begin to prioritise and make some decisions about what you want to do:
- Target Careers Report - The TARGETjobs Careers Report uses questionnaires and psychometric tests to explore your interests, strengths, personality and abilities and matches you to jobs that would suit you.
- Brilliant Graduate Career Handbook (Judith Done)
- Dude, where’s my career? The Guide for baffled graduates (Tanya da Grunwald)
- What Color is Your Parachute? a practical manual for job-hunters and career changers (Richard Nelson Bolles).
- What can I do with my degree? provides information on occupations for which your particular degree may be useful.
- Prospects career guides
If you already have some general ideas about your key interests, you may find it useful to carry out further research into specific occupations and jobs.