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  1. Armed forces careers

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

  2. Cover letters

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

  3. CV advice

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

  4. Develop your soft skills

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

  5. Discover your skills and careers

    Answer questions to identify careers that suit your interests, motivations and preferences.

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

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

  7. Explore careers

    Choose from over 800 career profiles to discover what each job involves.

  8. Find job vacancies

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

  9. Get the Jump: explore your education and training choices

    Whether you know where you’re headed in the future or not, knowing the work and study choices available to you is a great place to start.

  10. Graduate schemes: getting a place

    Develop your talent on a graduate scheme.

  11. How to bounce back in a tough jobs market

    Learn resilience and how to deal with difficult experiences.

  12. Identifying skills and upskilling

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

  13. Improve your digital skills

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

  14. Make the most of a careers fair

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

  15. Networking

    Discover jobs through people you know.

  16. Postgraduate study options

    Consider all the further study options available to you.

  17. Virtual internships

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

  18. Ways to get work experience

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

  19. Work experience: how it can help you

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