Before enrolling it is important to do some personal research and investigation.
Are you studying for personal interest, to improve your job prospects, to brush-up on your skills or to re-train for a new career?
If it’s to get a new job will the qualification you intend studying get you into your chosen career? Are there any other study options you should look at?
Does your study fit into your career plan? Do you have one?
Be clear about what skills, experience and qualifications employers are looking for. Explore what specific skills or knowledge are needed for a particular job. (Talk with an employer, someone who does the job in your interest area or get a job description).
Is a qualification necessary? Is there a particular qualification needed? Do you need to do a full qualification to upskill yourself or do you only need to study one paper?
By following these steps you will be able to identify a relevant course of study that meets YOUR needs & requirements.
If you need more help or want to have a talk about choosing a course of study or your career path contact Eddie to talk through your options.
www.careers.govt.nz - Comprehensive site with good information relating to career planning
www.careercentre.dtwd.wa.gov.au - Excellent site with lots of good information on career planning
www.careersteer.org - Free diagnostic tool to help individuals consider possible career options
www.mindtools.com - Career success tools
Please check out the latest edition of Quarterly Educators Newsletter for teachers, careers adviser and academics.
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