So you don’t know what to do after your degree? You have chatted with a few of your friends, they seem to know what they want. You had an awkward conversation with a family member, who asked, “Didn’t you know when you chose your degree?” The truth is you were never certain and why should you be? After all, there are rather a lot of options out there!
Deciding your career plans after University can be confusing. You may be someone who has clear plans right now, but in the future, you may need to reassess your options. For example, the job market, your circumstances or your skills and attitudes change.
Career planning is a skill like any other that needs practise and reflection and can be used throughout your career. “I should know what I want to do!” and “I just don’t know where to start!” are common comments. Some people do seem to instinctively know what they want, but for the majority, the process of working out realistic career plans takes time and effort. Careers Advisers can help you to get started and reflect on your career planning, but there are many things that you can do to get started.