The Best Possible Time to Plan Your Career and What You Will Need to Start

It’s never too early to start making plans for your career, but often it can be most practical to wait until you are at college to make final decisions and act accordingly. This is because, in a fast-moving world, new opportunities open up all of the time, and what might have been a great option ten or even five years ago is now flooded with a dozen candidates for every position.

That said, there are always positions in industries like healthcare and education, which will always be needed and attract many people accordingly. As with many occupations, though, the better-qualified candidates tend to get the more senior roles and higher salaries, so it is best to plan out what you need exactly.

#1 Obtaining the right grades

Once you have an idea of which industry you wish to work in and the types of positions that are available, you can start to plan out which grades you’ll need to kick all of that into action. This can involve talking to teachers and tutors where you are currently being educated and looking at various higher education establishments to see what the entry requirements are (this can often be done online).

Armed with this information, you can then structure your plan accordingly and work more diligently on some subjects where you might be falling a little short, and perhaps ease off in other areas where you might already havemade the grade. This can be a bold strategy, so it needs to be thought through carefully before committing to it fully.

#2 Looking at universities

Where you take your qualifications can be just as important as the qualification itself. After all, you will learn more in an environment where you are happy rather than one where you feel out of place or in a group of people you don’t get on with.

You might even decide that you don’t want to leave home and instead take your qualification online, which can be done for a lot of programs at all levels, including some of the healthcare and teaching positions that were discussed earlier in this article.

#3 Getting work experience

While you are doing this, of course, you could be getting work experience in the relevant sector. If you are moving toward a teaching qualification, you could look to hire yourself out as a tutor. There are plenty of children who require extra tuition or are entirely home-schooled, so you could check out the Latest Tutoring Opportunities at places like Fleet Education which specializes in such areas.

This might be a perfect fit, especially if you are learning remotely yourself, as while you will be reaching a student face to face, you will be doing it all online, so you can do it around your own education, and it will look good on your resume.

To wrap everything up

A fast-paced world does not allow for many missteps when planning a career, so you need to work out every stage very carefully. You need to find out which grades you need to achieve, where to continue your education, and gain some vital work experience that might put you one step ahead of the other candidates.

Jyotsnaa Sharrma

Freelance content sculptor, Jyotsnaa Sharrma formerly worked as Conference Producer. She is an MBA in Marketing with more than 16 years’ corporate experience. Fascinated with storytelling, paints, books, travel and yoga, her spare time is dominated by Quora. If you don’t find her writing then definitely you will find her experimenting either in her kitchen or DIYing (making something out of waste material J J )!!

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