Core modules
How to work out what you want to do
Complexity Easy Duration 25 - 30 min
Unsure what you want to do as a career? You're definitely not alone. This module takes you through why it's completely normal to not know what you want to do, along with giving you practical steps you can take to discover your interests and narrow down what the careers that are right for you.
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Presenter
Ben Triggs
Ben Triggs
Bright Network, Head of Membership
Ben works with university students, helping them make the best educational and career-related decisions. As Head of Membership at Bright Network, he oversees all the upskilling work the team does on campus and beyond. With a keen interest in commercial awareness, Ben edits Bright Network’s weekly Commercial Awareness updates, which have a readership of 16,000 students/graduates.
Ben works with university students, helping them make the best educational and career-related decisions. As Head of Membership at Bright Network, he oversees all the upskilling work the team does on campus and beyond. With a keen interest in commercial awareness, Ben edits Bright Network’s weekly Commercial Awareness updates, which have a readership of 16,000 students/graduates.
Lessons in this module
2
1. Let's get some things straight
In this first lesson Ben outlines the importance of taking your time to think about what you want to do as a career path along with letting you know it's ok not to be sure on your career yet.
2 - 3 minutes
2
2. The five things you should be asking yourself
It's important to be honest with yourself about what you do and don't enjoy. Ben draws on his own experiences to share with you how you can take the steps to understand what sectors and roles could be a suitable fit. Take a notebook out for this interactive lesson, it might be easier to visually see your answers to the questions.
4 - 5 minutes
1
3. Identifying your strengths
This is an exercise where you can put your learnings from the first couple of lessons into practice.
10 - 15 minutes
2
4. Things you should be doing right now
This lesson outlines the importance of research and gives you the tools you'll need to effectively build a wider understanding of the different sectors out there. You should really take your time to research the different departments and roles in a wide spectrum of companies.
5 - 6 minutes
2
5. Final tips
To round off this module, Ben shares his top five tips on how you can narrow down the career paths that could be a suitable fit.
3 - 4 minutes
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