The National Careers Service can help you make career decisions throughout your life. From deciding your education route at 14 to planning a career change at any age. Get the job that's right for you with our advice on where to look, how to apply and how to do your best in interviews.
Making career choices
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.
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.
Find out about your rights and get help when becoming furloughed.
See how Covid-19 is changing the way you find and get a job.
Getting a job
Find out where to look for vacancies from recruitment agencies to social media sites.
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 a 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.
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.
You could develop the soft skills you need for your future jobs and career.
Learn digital skills to improve your confidence in using technology for work, learning and daily life.
Online learning is a way to improve your skills without leaving your home.
Make online learning a fun and rewarding experience.