I have a few career ideas
What this means
This can mean slightly different things to different people.
Perhaps you’re interested in lots of things. You intentionally chose a degree that will keep your options open. You’re likely to be an all-rounder and your career ideas are diverse.
Or maybe you have chosen a degree with a broad career idea in mind, for example Business Studies or Media - but realise there are lots of options within that to explore.
An open mind and adaptability are strong assets to have, especially in an ever-changing labour market. It’s ideal to balance those assets with developing some focus over your time at uni. This can help you avoid spreading your future job search efforts too thinly and help you become a strong candidate for graduate jobs.
How we can help
We can help you explore and test out your ideas in a manageable way. We can help you look past stereotypes and obvious choices. This will help you make well informed steps and decisions, throughout your time at uni and beyond.
Actions to take
Do some initial research
- Hear a range of career stories from people working in a range of careers on these Career Pathway videos
- Explore your ideas further on the job sector sections of TARGETjobs and Prospects. When you are ready, you can find more detail about specific roles on the Prospects job profiles.
Test out and develop your ideas
- Reach out and speak to people working in roles and for companies that take your interest. You can do this in a range of ways, for example attending our Career Events; applying for our Career Mentoring Scheme or reaching out to people directly, perhaps through LinkedIn
- Try out your ideas through work shadowing/experience or volunteering
Talk it through
- Don't forget you can always book a careers appointment to speak to an adviser to get more support with your career planning