Key Difference: Jobs are often activities that are done in exchange for money. Similarly, you should think about what skills you don’t currently have that would benefit you in your chosen career, then seek out ways to develop those. Again, this might be through formal training courses or via work experience. Use the career profiles on Job Outlook to learn about the future outlook, pay, main tasks, and physical and other demands of careers that interest you. Find out about the skills, knowledge and abilities you may need to get and keep a job. When you are ready to take action, follow links to job vacancies and related courses.

Here’s information on a variety of different careers, organized by industry. You can also check out lists of careers organized by other categories such as type of position (seasonal, part-time, etc.), and explore jobs that pay particularly well. Helping others. Working for a company with a good cause is a top priority for many workers, says Klein. Indeed, more than half of Millennials said a company’s charitable work influenced them to accept a job offer, recent survey by research and creative agency Achieve found.

Finally, spend some time writing down ways your top values could be reflected in your ideal job. Keep these values top of mind as you research companies during your job search and use your values as the basis for some of the questions you ask hiring managers at your job interviews. You can also make mention of your work values in your cover letter so likeminded hiring managers take notice.

As technologies advance, markets become more globally oriented and business organisations change, job seekers would need new skills to find and hold good jobs. One of the most difficult things about getting a job can be deciding what you actually want to do. Many people make no particular choice but just ‘drift’ into a job. It is definitely worthwhile, however, to make an effort to see what the possibilities and opportunities are.

Tony Britton, a JWCC freshman, spent part of the day going from table to table seeing what kinds of job opportunities might be available for him in the future. The purpose of this blog is to help job seekers and those who want to advance their careers. After gaining some experience, it may be possible to move into a supervisory role and then on to a team leader or manager role, where you would be managing a careers centre or team of advisers. This may mean a move into a local authority department and possibly relocation to a different town, city or region.

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