When you understand your strengths, skills, motivations and interests, you'll find it easier to consider your options.
- Research and evaluate different career options by weighing up the pros and cons of each. Consider whether these are career options you can build on and develop in the future. Explore how your choices relate to your interests, skills, and your personal priorities.
- Start thinking practically about the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead. Do you lack any qualifications or experience that will need to be obtained? Will you need to develop certain skills in order to get ahead?
The Academic Skills Unit (ASK) at Brunel can help you improve your maths and numeracy skills through workshops or drop-ins for individuals; their website includes useful resources to help you.
If you need help making choices then visit Mindtools, an organisation which offers resources to help you manage your career successfully, including a free package on making decisions.
- Seek help from the PDC – use our library and website, talk to your Careers Consultant, or attend the different events that we organise.
- Use a computerised careers guidance system such as Prospects Career Planner: an easy-to-use interactive computer system, designed to help you explore key aspects of careers planning in a systematic way.
- Also try TARGETjobs Careers Report (registration required): a similar system helping identify careers which match your interests, skills and abilities, and which also gives you the chance to take psychometric tests and see where you stand against other graduates.
- CareerPlayer's Career Values test is designed to match you to potential roles but also links to video clips of professionals who ares similar to you in terms of career focus, values and working styles.