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If you’re unsure about what you want to do in the future, creating a career plan can help you. It can help you to identify:
You can do this at any stage, before going to university, if you are unsure about your current course, or if considering further study. There are several steps in creating a career plan.
Learn about yourself
Understanding yourself leads to a better job match and higher job satisfaction. Explore your interests, values and skills to make informed decisions about courses, majors and jobs. Your interests, values and your personality match up to employment fields and occupations can help you to discover new options for yourself or give you confidence in what you already know. It will also help you to demonstrate your self-awareness to employers through applications and interviews.
Research job options
Understanding the day to day activities of an occupation can help you to make your decisions. From what you learn about your interests and values, brainstorm possible career options. Learn what tasks you would be expected to do in these jobs, how much you could get paid, and how likely you are to get a job in the area.
As you develop an idea of the career you want, consider courses, subjects, majors and electives may help you to achieve your dream job.
Add value to your University experience
Employers now expect more than a university degree. Find out about the many ways that you can make yourself more competitive when applying for jobs.
Even if you have done your research making decisions can still be hard. Career counsellors can suggest tools and strategies to help you make up your mind.