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3 tips for developing your future career path

8 March 2023

Making a professional choice or decision requires careful consideration and forethought in today's highly competitive environment. . A successful and fulfilling career is the result of hard work and careful planning. So, it is never too late to start planning your future.

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Here are my top three tips for developing your future career path.

  1. Know yourself and your goals

Before deciding on a job path, it's crucial to take stock of your own unique set of interests, values, skills and experiences. If you take the time to consider these aspects, you will be better equipped to choose a career that supports your individual values and aspirations.

Self-reflect and ask yourself the following questions:

  • What drives me?
  • What do I enjoy doing?
  • What type of work environment do/can I thrive in?
  • What are my long-term career goals?

To set yourself up for a healthy and stress-free future, it's important for your professional aspirations to reflect your values. This stage calls for introspection, both internal and external. You can also seek help from tools like aptitude tests, psychometric evaluations, and career guidance sessions.

  1. Research career paths and networking

Once you have a better understanding of yourself and your goals, it's time to start researching potential career paths that align with your interests and skills. Use resources like UCL career fairs, UCL career services, industry associations and online job boards to learn about different roles and industries.

UCL Careers provides services to enhance your skills and improve your job prospects. With a wide alumni network, connections with potential employers and career adviser services, UCL Careers can act as a stepping stone in your professional and networking journey.

Additionally, reach out to professionals in your desired field to learn more about what they do and how they got there. Use LinkedIn to connect with experts in your subject of interest and inquire about their careers and experiences. Expand your sphere of influence by participating in networking activities at UCL. This blog post has more advice on this topic.

  1. Develop your skills and gain experience

Once you have a clearer picture of the knowledge, abilities and experiences you'll need to succeed in your chosen profession, it's time to get to work on honing your skills and obtaining relevant experience.

Seek out practical training via internships, part-time jobs or volunteer experiences related to your area of study. Use the many UCL-provided opportunities for growth and learning, including workshops, training programmes, and student organisations. Learn new things and boost your resume by taking a few quick courses on Coursera and Forage.

By using the 3 tips provided above, you will be able to create a roadmap that will help you to develop your future career path after graduating from GBSH. Remember that developing a successful career takes time and effort, but with a clear plan and a willingness to learn and grow, you can achieve your dreams!