You may feel you already know what you want to do when you graduate. However, your ideas or circumstances may change and it is important to keep yourself informed about the range of options available.
Career planning can help you discover more about yourself - your interests, skills and abilities. It supports your decision making and creates an awareness of the skills you need to develop along the way. Research your ideas and learn more about the opportunities available to you. There are online tools available to help - including Prospects Planner, an online career guidance tool designed to match your skills, interests and motivations to relevant occupations.
Once you have identified a few possibilities you may want to consider work experience - an ideal opportunity to gain an insight into different areas of work. Visit our job hunting section for information on part-time work and work experience opportunities. Remember, in a competitive market, employers are always looking for that little bit extra, and valuable and relevant work experience may just give you the edge that you need!
Try the NEW Targetjobs Careers Report. The TARGETjobs Careers Report is a self-assessment and matching tool. It uses questionnaires and psychometric tests to explore students' interests, strengths, personality and abilities. Students answer a series of questions to build a profile of their career personal preferences, key motivators and values, work personality types and capabilities. Their responses create a short list of best-match jobs. The system also generates an individual report, which can be used during consultations with careers advisers.