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Career planning – 12 Top tips on career planning

1. Be clear about your skills, achievements and what you have to offer

2. Network – Research shows that over 80% of jobs are filled through networking.  Network with everyone you know, both in person and online.

3. Research – Find out as much as you can about any industries and companies you have an interest in.

4. Make yourself more employable – Develop any skills that could help you earn money while you’re looking for the right career or job. Bar work, data entry,  sales, anything!

5. Write an interview winning CV – Include a personal profile and highlight your skills and achievements.

6. Have long and short term plans. What do you want your career to look like in 10 years?  What sort of job should you be doing now to put you on the right track?

7. Be open to change – As your career develops it may take you in different and exciting new directions.

8. Be a detective – shadow someone... legally... working in a career field you are exploring.

9. Have a vision – in the future where do you want to be, what do you want to be doing, what are you enjoying about your career.

10. Have a contingency career or two -  be realistic, your dream job might not work out but your skills can be used in thousands of different environments so be ready to make a change if you’ve taken the wrong path.

11. Do volunteer work – Really useful to find out what an environment is like before you commit to a sector.

12. Complete a work experience placement or internship – Use your contacts, if you’re lucky enough to find work, don’t expect to be paid,  but know that this will look great on your CV.

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