Getting Started

Section 1 - Where are you now?

'Where are you now?' is designed to help you to establish what kind of career would suit you best.

  • Thinking about what you want from your career
  • Assessing how close you are to deciding on a career
  • Considering what would appeal to you in a job

Section 2 - Where do you want to be?

'Where do you want to be?' looks at the options that are available to you when you complete your studies.

  • Information about the different options, such as part-time work and self-employment
  • What are graduates in your subject doing six months after leaving university?
  • Using a computer package to narrow your search for the ideal job
  • Examples of careers suitable for someone with a degree in your subject
  • Jobs where the degree subject isn't important
  • Information about options with a physical sciences degree
  • Which organisations may be able to support you in further study
  • How can you tailor your degree to make yourself a more attractive candidate to a potential employer?

Section 3 - Getting the balance right

'Getting the balance right' is about making sure that your working life fits in well with your home life.

  • Thinking about how personal circumstances can affect the suitability of a career path
  • What is your situation and what effect might that have?
  • Analysing job advertisements to determine the type of person that would fit best
  • Documents explaining your rights in various working situations
  • Information about self-employment

Section 4 - Skills Audit

'Skills Audit' covers assessing how well developed your transferable skills are.

  • What are the main skills that employers look for?
  • Assessing the current level of your skills
  • Finding examples of skills used in part-time work
  • What values are the most important to you?
  • Keeping a record of situations where you used a particular skill, for future reference
  • Profile detailing the skills that you are likely to have developed as part of your course
  • Looking at your priorities with regard to skills