Some people know exactly what they want to do in life and start their journey on this path at a young age. Others (most of us) are not so fortunate and need to take time to think about what we want to do. Many people apply for jobs and find themselves in a career that they had never considered, but one which has good benefits and is enjoyable. There are many paths to choose from and a bit of planning will help you choose the right one.
Career planning will help you to secure an opportunity. You will have a better idea about what you want and how to get it. The first stage in any career plan is to look at yourself and identify what really matters to you as well as your strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes. There are personality tests, job questionnaires and many other useful ways of building up your own mini portfolio which will help you determine what to aim for and what to ignore.
If your chosen career path requires extra study and qualifications, you will need to consider time and cost implications and whether you can work around the qualification.
At the end of this stage, you will have a fairly detailed picture of yourself and you can then use this to see how it relates to the job opportunities currently available. You could begin by looking at what options are available to you with regards to your subject and grades. Here at Office Angels, we can give you information about different industries and careers in different sectors.