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How to Choose the Right Career Pathway

27 Apr 2017

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Deciding on a career path is one of the most daunting tasks young people face. A career is something that will stick with you for the majority of your lifespan, so it’s essential you give it some great thought! We all have to start at square one, so don’t worry if you aren’t quite there yet, it’s essential to take your time and do your research!

Don’t know where to begin? We’ve got that covered! Here are some tips on how to start making those big decisions…


With the average full time job hours at 37 per week, you need to make sure that whatever pathway you choose, even if it’s just loosely, links to your passions and interests. Whatever they may be, it has been proven that people work harder at something they enjoy, meaning you’ll not only be doing something you love but you’ll most likely reap the benefits.


Set some time aside to note down what you think your talents are and where there’s room for improvement. Once you’ve decided the route you’ll take, not only will it benefit you to identify what you’re good at this early in the game but it will also show a potential employer confidence and willingness to improve. A trait that goes far at interview stage!


You must be in the mindset of becoming the best at what you want to do. Spend time thinking about what you want your day to day regime to be like. Don’t fancy the 9-5 hours? Look into an industry that offers shift work. Wouldn’t mind 6 weeks off work in the summer? Do your research on teaching. Whatever you choose, choose a career that compliments your lifestyle.


What are your ultimate career goals? What have you always wanted to achieve? Are they still feasible at this stage? So many questions to consider but ones that need to be answered. Not only will it help narrow down your final decision, but it also helps you to organise what your next moves are.


It will be beneficial to write down all your current experience you have before looking for jobs, this will help you to identify what you need to do to further your experience and how you’ll do this. Do you have enough to apply for a job straight away? Or do you need a traineeship, maybe then progress onto an apprenticeship?

Once you’ve made your decision, it’s time to get cracking with the job search! If you need any help or assistance in this search, our experience tutors would be more than happy to help you get a head start. We have many vacancies available whether they be work experience placements, traineeships or apprenticeships. We’re bound to have something that fits your pathway!

Contact us today to book an appointment or for further information!

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