The National Careers Service can help you make career decisions throughout your life. From deciding your education route, planning a career change at any age or getting the job that is right for you.
Making career choices
Plan your next steps after getting your A level, AS level, GCSE or vocational and technical qualification results.
Think about what your next step in education or training will be at 16.
From 17 to 19, explore the education, work and study options available to you.
Find the right learning or training option available to you with an EHC plan.
Help and advice for people with a disability or health condition to find and stay in work.
Advice on taking time out of education before continuing your studies.
Find useful advice and resources for if you have recently been made redundant or become unemployed.
See how Covid-19 is changing the way you find and get a job.
Consider and all the further study options available to you.
Learn resilience and how to deal with difficult experiences.
Look into job roles in the British Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy.
Getting a job
Find out where to look for vacancies from recruitment agencies to social media sites.
Prepare for a virtual job fair, where you can network and find a job online.
Discover jobs through people you know.
Check our CV advice on what to include and how to make it stand out.
Learn more about cover letters, why they're important and how to use them.
Get help to complete paper and online application forms.
Find out about the different types of interviews and how to do well in them.
Learn how to answer interview questions confidently and make a good impression.
Follow our advice on how to prepare and succeed in telephone interviews.
Follow our advice on how to well in live or pre-recorded video interviews.
Develop your job search and network by creating an online Linkedin profile.
Develop your talent on a graduate scheme.
Learn how to be successful in psychometric tests.
Get remote work experience with companies in the UK or abroad.
Progressing your career
Learn to develop your soft skills, like communication and leadership skills.
Advice on how to choose volunteering positions for your future career choices.
Consider a mentor that can support, advise and guide you in your career.
You could develop the soft skills you need for your future jobs and career.
Identify the skills you have, how you can improve them and develop new ones.
Learn digital skills to improve your confidence in using technology for work, learning and daily life.
Learn the foundation digital skills you will need for the workplace.
Online learning is a way to improve your skills without leaving your home.
Make online learning a fun and rewarding experience.
Understand why work experience is important and how it can help you develop.
Look at the different ways to try out different careers to see whether they're right for you.