Online Profiling

Whilst there are a number of careers profiling platforms, some of which (like www.visualDNA.com) are free, my favourite is  Morrisby Online.  Students in year 11 can sign up through their school, or as individuals, answer an online questionnaire and the software generates a detailed report about suitable careers.  The software includes full details on over 700 careers, including routes into the profession, salary expectations and recommended courses of study at school and university.  Interviews with independent carers advisers are also available.  Go to www.morrisby.com for current pricing details.

You can also help yourself!  Think about your answers to these questions...

  • All About Me: Who am I? What kind of person am I?  What makes me happy?  What situations do I enjoy being in and do I work best in?

  • What are my strengths and weaknesses, skills and qualities?

  • Soft Skills: What else do employers look for in addition to GCSE and A level grades?  How do I prove I have these skills or qualities?

  • How can I develop the skills or qualities I need for my chosen career path?

Have a go at...

  • Writing a CV

  • Creating an online profile using LinkedIn - you can start talking to employers while you are still at school; you may find there are work experience opportunities or internships available

  • Networking - speak to as many people as you can about your ideas and plans for the future; grown-ups love to talk about their jobs!