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Not sure what career's right for you? It can be difficult to decide. Get advice here on picking the right one and how to go about getting it...
A fireman? A teacher? A doctor? A hairdresser? When you're young, these are the jobs people talk about. But what about marketing executive? Social anthropologist? Company director? Art historian? There are countless careers out there, just waiting to be snapped up by you. The world really is your oyster. Woot!
The buzz words here are Transferable Skills. Are you great at organising nights out? Then Event Management might be your thing. Do you love sport and know how to charm your teachers into forgiving late homework? Then doing PR (public relations) for a football club could be the way forward. Do you care about our planet? Perhaps you'll be an environmental scientist. Think about what you love and what you're good at: somewhere there will be a career that can use those skills.
Talk to your school or college's careers advisor, do a web search, find out what you need. Do you need a particular degree? If so, what A Levels will you need to do first? Is a particular vocational qualification (eg. NVQ) needed? Email a company within your particular career sector and ask if you can do work experience.
Try not to get stressed about your future, even if you have no idea what you want to do. Do vocational or academic qualifications in subjects you like, and the rest will follow. Most people only realise what career's right for them when they're in their 20s or even 30s.
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