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Plan your career

Changing or choosing your career

Whether you're looking for your first job or wanting to change career, there are a number of things you can do that can help you make the best decision. Firstly, get to know yourself - your strengths, values, interests and ambitions. Next, do your research on your chosen job - make sure you know as much as you can about what the job's really like and if it's the right job for you.

Finally, get some advice from a professional - there might be other options or funding schemes open to you that you didn't know about. And it always helps to have someone impartial as a sounding board to check if you're doing the right thing.

Our guides below can help you to change or choose a career. There's advice for you if you've just started to think about making a change or if you're looking for some last minute checks before you take the leap.

 

Career Tools

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