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Career paths

Are you unsure what career path to take? We can point you in the right direction for information.

See the list below for a range of sources of information, where you can get an insight into what different careers involve, what the entry requirements are and whether any further training may be needed.

  • Careers and Employability Resource - Information about different occupations/career paths with details on how to get started and where to look for vacancies.  
  • Occupational Profiles: AGCAS/Prospects -  Information provided by AGCAS (the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services). Information includes entry requirements, work conditions, training and skills needed, career development, pay-levels and information on vacancies relating to the job.  
  • Options with your subject: AGCAS/Prospects - If you want to find out what careers relate to your degree, these pages will provide you with a good starting point.  
  • Targetjobs - Comprehensive website for students and graduate careers.  

Additional Websites include:

  • is one of our careers advice and guidance website directed at helping students and graduates with their future choices, others include AllAboutLaw and AllAboutFinance
  • The Employable The Employable have created a suite of guides entitled How to Become. These handy guides provide information on gaining employment in a particular occupation.  
  • Inside Careers In-depth information on graduate occupations in specific areas such as accountancy, banking, engineering, information technology, logistics, management consultancy and patents amongst others.  
  • Directgov This government service lets you search for thousands of jobs and training courses provided by learndirect and Jobcentre Plus. You can search for particular occupations and get an overview of the main requirements of a particular job with information on where to go for further help and advice. This site covers a wide range of jobs - both graduate careers and occupations where a degree is not necessarily needed.  
  • Gradmag Digital Magazine aimed at students in their last year at university and recent graduates. Grad Mag highlights different career and academic pathways graduates may wish to pursue. It includes various postgraduate options at universities across Britain and employment and training opportunities at UK and worldwide companies.  
  • Career Player Careers information via video - listen to people talking about their industry and job, plus lots of other resources to help with your career planning.  
  • Careers Fairs Careers Fairs are held UK wide in the Autumn and early Summer. Look out for the big Manchester Recruitment Fairs in October and June. These can be useful in building contacts and getting information on a wide range of jobs. Details of fairs appear on the Graduate Prospects website.  

Speak to a Careers Consultant

If you feel you need to speak to a Careers Consultant on a one-to-one basis regarding job applications or need advice on your CV: book one of our current appointment options. A Careers Consultant will listen to your ideas, help you identify your strengths, weaknesses and skills and assist you in relating all of these things to the world of work.  You can also book an appointment either via the askUS desk or ring 0161 295 0023.

Careers advice is also available via Advantage 'Ask a Question' and SKYPE.

Appointments are available for current students/graduates of the University of Salford.