Generating career ideas
Working out what you want to do after university can be daunting. Having no idea about your future is one of the main reasons people come to talk to us.
Working towards an answer involves:
identifying what matters to you
identifying what you’ve got to offer
Work out what matters to you
What are your interests, skills, talents and work preferences? What gives you a buzz and motivates you?
Your strengths and skills
Complete the Profiling for Success questionnaires to identify your preferred learning styles, personality traits, career interests and values.
Watch our video to find out how the questionnaires can help you consider which careers might suit you.
Once you have worked out what matters to you, you will need to find out what the jobs involve to help you make an informed choice.
Read what the jobs involve
Narrow down your ‘list’ to the most interesting ─ use the information on our Types of jobs pages
The Job Crowd
- read the job reviews from people doing the jobs. Find out what you would do on a day-to-day basis, positives and negatives, hours of work etc
Talk to professionals in those roles
Benefit from being mentored by an alumni professional through our career-focused eMentoring scheme
Attend employer presentations, fairs and 'Careers in…' workshops. Visit the events page for details of what's on and when
Organise work shadowing or work experience