This is key! Knowing what qualifications you’ll need for a particular job will really give you something to aim for. It will help you when it comes to making big decisions and will encourage you to focus while at school.
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Find out what skills are required for a particular job. That way you can work on developing your own in preparation.
What you'll do
What you’ll do in a certain career can vary depending on where you work and how much experience you have. We all have to ‘do our time’ to gain experience, so think about the bigger picture and where you want to see yourself in the future.
Money means different things to different people. When it comes to salaries, some see the long game while others look at the short-term scenario. Time will pass so it’s a good idea to look at the bigger picture and think about where you want to be in 10 years time.
Many jobs revolve around the Monday to Friday, nine-to- five routine, but not all. When exploring potential careers, make a note of the working patterns and think about what will suit you.
After a few years in any job, you’ll likely be thinking about new challenges and a higher salary. When exploring potential careers, look at opportunities for moving up the ladder. It might seem like a long way off, but that day will come.