Are you approaching the end of your studies and feeling worried that you have no idea which career path to pursue? Well, fear not, we are here to offer advice on exactly what doors your university degree could potentially open for you. Through analysing the skills and experience you have gained from your chosen subject we can identify which sectors you may be well suited to, whether that be publishing, marketing, computer programming or occupational therapist jobs.
Some university courses, such as engineering or law, have clear career paths set out for students to follow. For the majority of students however, their courses do not provide a direct link to an occupation, but rather gives them the necessary skills and experience to work in a variety of sectors, depending on their interests. It is these key skills therefore, that can be used to identify which jobs you may be well suited to.
If you studied a humanities subject such as English Literature or History, the likelihood is you will have developed excellent writing skills which will have prepared you for a variety of occupations. For example, if combined with strong persuading and negotiating skills, you could be ideally suited for a career as a Press Officer. Or alternatively, if you also possess advanced numerical skills you may be cut out for a career as an Insurance Underwriter.
For those who pursued a scientific or technical course of study, chances are you have gained advanced practical, analytical and research skills which again open the door to an array of occupations. You may be well prepared for a career in scientific research for example, or, if you also possess the ability to co-operate, would be well suited to a career as a clinical scientist, doctor or nurse.
Students that studied a languages degree are obviously well suited to Interpreter and Translator jobs, but could also be cut out for careers in diverse sectors such as international banking, teaching and intelligence. This again depends on what other key skills they possess, such as analysis, leadership, organisation and planning.
Persuading & Negotiating
The ability to convince and mediate between others is a vital skill to ensure success in many occupations, perhaps most obviously in a sales, public relations or marketing environment. These skills do, however, also make you well prepared for careers as an estate agent, charity fundraiser or even a barrister.
Whilst we have only covered a tiny cross-section of some of the more common skills and occupations, we hope this has provided you with the tools you need to plan for your future, whatever that may be.
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