Period 2 today we will look at potential jobs that you might like based on an online assessment of your likes and dislikes.
You will be asked approx 50 questions on practical things that you have to express an opinion on.
This software will then generate some possible job choices that you can consider and that you can have a look at.
If you answer another 55 questions that will slim down the choice of jobs but hopefully recommend jobs that you may be even more excited about.
Click here once you have read the above to set up your account.
The license code that we will be using today to open your account is ideanews52
For those thinking about a career that needs a degree from university these two websites may be of some help. Prospects and Aim Higher You might also think about taking advantage of the in school ADVIZA career service on a Thursday!
Period 3 today we will start to put some logic to your career development plan. This will start with you thinking about doing a SWOT analysis on yourself. A SWOT analysis is all about:
Strengths - can you speak more than one language?
Weaknesses - do you still struggle to speak and write in English?
Opportunities - have you made great progress and are looking likely that a GCSE and A-level pathway is for you?
Threats - are you still struggling to pay the bills, and access learning at a higher level.
My Career Development Plan
It might be a good idea to have a career plan. This is based on three little questions:
Where are you now?
Where do you want to be?
How will you get there?
There are also a number of industry-specific websites which have useful career information if your chosen career pathway is not on this list I am sure that we will find the professional association that relates to it for example:
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants http://www.acca.co.uk/
The Chartered Institute of Marketing http://www.cim.co.uk/
Chartered Institute of Personal Development http://www.cipd.co.uk/
The Law Society of England and Wales http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/Quality Improvement Agency http://www.sflqi.org/
Institute of Hospitality http://www.instituteofhospitality.org/
Teacher Development Agency can be found here and the department for education website here
Financial services were regulated by the FSA but this has been dissolved following the banking crisis and now two further organisations have evolved. The Financial Conduct Authority FCA and the Prudential Regulation Authority run by the Bank of England click here
I hope that you have found these last two lessons useful and I look forward to working with you next week.