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Showing 17 suggestions for "Planning or starting your career"

  1. Helping young people make education and career choices

    Support for parents, carers and guardians to help young people making education and career choices.

  2. Education advice if you have special educational needs or a disability

    Get help choosing your next step if you have learning difficulties or a disability such as autism, attention deficit disorder (ADHD) or dyslexia.

  3. Ways to get work experience

    Look at the different ways to try out different careers to see whether they're right for you.

  4. Work experience: how it can help you

    Read why work experience is important and how it can help you develop.

  5. Improve your digital skills

    Learn how to improve your digital skills to help you in your daily life and your career.

  6. Identifying skills and upskilling

    Identify the skills you have, how you can improve them and develop new ones.

  7. Develop your soft skills

    Soft skills like communication and leadership are needed for most jobs.

  8. Virtual internships

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

  9. Graduate schemes: getting a place

    Develop your talent on a graduate scheme.

  10. Cover letters

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

  11. CV advice

    Find out how to create a CV that stands out and gets you an interview.

  12. Networking

    Discover jobs through people you know.

  13. Make the most of a careers fair

    Learn how to make the most of an opportunity to meet lots of employers without leaving home.

  14. Find job vacancies

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

  15. Armed forces careers

    Look into job roles in the British Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy.

  16. How to bounce back in a tough jobs market

    Learn resilience and how to deal with difficult experiences.

  17. Postgraduate study options

    Consider all the further study options available to you.