Careers advice

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

Post 16 options

Think about what your next step in education or training will be at 16.

Post 18 options

From 17 to 19, explore the education, work and study options available to you.

Options with an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan

Find the right learning or training option available to you with an EHC plan.

Advice on a gap year

Advice on taking time out of education before continuing your studies.

Advice for if you lose your job

Find useful advice and resources for if you have recently been made redundant or become unemployed.

Advice for furloughed workers

Find out about your rights and get help when becoming furloughed.

Understanding the working world during COVID-19

See how Covid-19 is changing the way you find and get a job.


Getting a job

How to find job vacancies

Find out where to look for vacancies from recruitment agencies to social media sites.

Find a job by networking

Discover jobs through people you know.

How to write a CV

Check our CV advice on what to include and how to make it stand out.

How to write a cover letter

Learn more about cover letters, why they're important and how to use them.

How to fill in an application form

Get help to complete paper and online application forms.

Interview advice

Find out about the different types of interviews and how to do well in them.

How to answer common interview questions

Learn how to answer interview questions confidently and make a good impression.

How to do well in telephone interviews

Follow our advice on how to prepare and succeed in telephone interviews.

How to do well in video interviews

Follow our advice on how to well in a live or pre-recorded video interviews.

How to create a Linkedin profile

Develop your job search and network by creating an online Linkedin profile.

How to find graduate schemes

Develop your talent on a graduate scheme.

How to find a virtual internship

Get remote work experience with companies in the UK or abroad.


Progressing your career

Develop your soft skills

Learn to develop your soft skills, like communication and leadership skills.

Advice on volunteering

Advice on how to choose volunteering positions for your future career choices.

Ways to develop skills

You could develop the soft skills you need for your future jobs and career.

How digital skills can help you

Learn digital skills to improve your confidence in using technology for work, learning and daily life.

Choosing online learning

Online learning is a way to improve your skills without leaving your home.

Getting the most out of online learning

Make online learning a fun and rewarding experience.