Exploring career options
There are a variety of ways you can research potential careers, one of the best being talking to people who are in the profession. The PCC organises many events throughout the year which give you the opportunity to network with industry professionals right here on campus. If you'd like to get started right now, here are some ideas:
Visit the Placement and Careers Centre library. Our PCC library has reference material and takeaway handouts on:
- Career decisions
- What you can do with your degree
- Occupational information
- CV examples
- Interview skills
- Assessment activities - psychometric tests, presentations
- Job hunting
- Working abroad
- Employer directories and graduate training schemes
Prospects is a graduate careers website with lots of employer vacancies, information on all types of jobs, job hunting and further study. Use Prospects to:
- Explore Job Sectors Look at these for an overview of various job areas
- Look at Options with your subject If you're not sure what you want to do yet, have a look at the Options sheets for your degree subject - you can get these from the Placement & Careers Centre library
- Explore types of jobs For each job there is a job description, typical work activities, entry requirements, training, career development and case studies, which are examples of people working in that job, just click on the A-Z for the type of job you want to read about
Target Jobs Graduate jobs, work experience placements, careers information and job news.
AllAboutCareers Social careers information website which helps you explore the career options your degree opens up, get industry-specific careers advice, browse employers, apply for jobs and find out about upcoming events
Career Player Wide selection of career videos including videos about working in different job sectors
Inside Careers Detailed careers guide for various professions with in-depth careers advice and details of recruiters. There is also information about postgraduate courses.
TotalProfessions.com Explore the Profession Finder with nearly 300 professional bodies to see how these can assist your career, plus sector summaries for many job options and job search facility.
We have also collated some essential resources for researching some specific careers, don't worry if your career choice isn't here you can talk through your options with your Careers Consultant.