Unsure about what career path is for you?
Wednesday 21st Sep 2022
“I don’t know what I want to do in my career?”
Has that question ever crossed your mind? I bet it has, but that’s okay! Figuring out the career path you want to take is not only difficult but so intimidating! There’s always that lingering thought of “What if I make the wrong career choice?” “Is it easier to do what my friends are doing or what my family want me to do?”.
Here are some tips to help figure out your options!
Ask yourself these questions… What are you good at? What do you enjoy doing? Is it creative writing or calculations? Alternatively, think about what interests you? Are you fascinated about TV production, technology or the marketing industry? It is important to think about your options and what ones you think are suitable for you. You might be good at something but not necessarily enjoy it, so remember consider different factors. If you’re unsure then why not do a strengths test to help identify what careers could be suitable for you!
LEARN ABOUT THE INDUSTRY
If there is a specific industry that interests you then take it upon yourself to do some research. It will be very useful to learn more about the sector as it will give you an idea of the different career opportunities available and you might find something specific that catches your eye. Or alternatively, you might realise that the industry is not for you. There is so much information available online as well as resources that you can use to expand your knowledge!
This is a powerful tool that you can use to help you not only learn more about the industry you are interested in but to make connections with new people! LinkedIn is an amazing platform to use for networking. It invites opportunities as well as providing information from businesses and professionals which you can utilise. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people and ask questions or for advice because a lot of the time they want to help you and it can lead to great opportunities. Here’s tips on how you can maximise your LinkedIn profile!
Choosing a career path can be daunting, but the most important thing to remember is to not put too much pressure on yourself. Your passions or interest might change but that is all part of the process, the important thing is to start somewhere. The best thing you can do is be proactive! We have a wide range of resources on our website which can also help including event videos, learning modules employability resources. You can always email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions or advice! We are here to help you get kickstarted with your career!