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Start Profile: Careers lessons

Preparing for your future, whatever that might be... These five mini careers lessons will help you to think about your future, discover potential careers and prepare for the journey ahead!

Each activity is self-guided, has a different theme and has been written with a particular age group in mind, so make you sure you check that out before getting started. Lessons will go live early in the morning on the date shown and continue to be available throughout National Careers Week.


Lesson 1: Your Career Goals

All Years

Understanding our goals (the things we want to achieve) helps us to make plans, be more effective and make sense of all the information and advice we’re given on a daily basis. How well do you know your goals?

Lesson 2: Let's Play a Game

All Years

At some point, we all watch films, TV or play video games. The people who create and produce these ‘products’ have one key thing in common… creativity. Creative people are in high demand - so, how creative are you?

Lesson 3: What's your edge


How do you stand out from the crowd? We all have interests, skills or strengths that we can work on or show off to set ourselves apart from everyone else. How do you find out what these are and how can you start to develop them?

Lesson 4: Find & Win your Dream Job


When it comes to getting the job you want, qualifications and experiences are only worth something if you get the chance to show them off! The truth is, the first step to getting your dream job starts with a bit of hard work and a lot of research!

Lesson 5: Ace Your Interview


Competency-based interview questions can be hard to answer but important to get right! They require you to provide real life examples, which can be particularly difficult for school and college leavers. What techniques can you use to help?


National Careers Service Skills Assessment and Careers tool

Discover your skills and careers (DYSAC) is a tool to help you identify your:

  • interests
  • motivations
  • preferences

Understanding yourself can help you work out what careers you may enjoy working in. You can use this information to explore careers that interest you in more detail.

Prospects Career Planner

Career Planner matches your skills, motivations and desires to a career that's perfect for you. To get even more from your results, take them to your career adviser.

Careerpilot Job Sector Quiz

Answer 4 simple questions to find out what job sectors may suit you


icould Buzz Quiz

In just a few minutes, this fun quiz can help you:

  • Discover your strengths and what makes you tick

  • Understand how others may see you

  • Explore subject choices and jobs that could suit you

NHS careers

There are more than 350 different careers in the NHS. Many work with patients while others work behind the scenes. What they all have in common is that they make a difference to people's lives.

To find the NHS careers that best suit you, all you need to do is answer some simple questions.