Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Here are a few resources to help you set career goals at any stage of your University studies.

Career planning and goal setting

Comparing Career Ideas (Decision making tool)

If you are considering a range of job types and would like to assess them against your personal career aims and priorities, this tool can give you a great starting point. The tool will take you through the process step-by-step. For the Boost Award, please take a screenshot of your results or save them as a pdf to upload to your Pathway. Note: you do not need to sign in to complete this activity.

Mini Career Course: Developing Career Plans

This mini career course introduces you to a wide range of tools that can be helpful at every stage of the career planning journey, enabling you to explore your options, developing and building on ideas you already have and perhaps widening your scope and introducing new ideas to consider. This mini career course is relevant to students who haven't started to think about their career plan yet. It is also relevant to students with a set career path in mind to ensure you know of the steps needed to make it a reality. The course should take about 15 minutes to complete

Skills Map (interactive)

This activity will help you think about the skills that you already have and give you an idea of skills you would like to develop. For the Boost Award, please take a screenshot of your results or save them as a pdf to upload to your Pathway. Note: you do not need to sign in to complete this activity.

Skills Audit Template

A template to help you audit your skills.
If you are using a mac you may encounter problems with the pdf, please use the word version.

Mind Tools

Online resources and exercises to help you with career choice and planning, as well as skills assessment and development.

SMART Goal Setting Activity

This document explains what SMART goal setting is, how to set effective SMART goals and gives you a form to complete with your own goals. This can be a powerful tool for motivating you and focusing your career related activities.
If you are using a mac you may encounter problems with the pdf, please use the word version.

Factors influencing your Career choice

When you are considering your career options there are a number of factors that may influence your decision. This activity will explore some of the main factors that might affect your motivation and satisfaction within a role. For the Boost Award, please take a screenshot of your results or save them as a pdf to upload to your Pathway. Note: you do not need to sign in to complete this activity.

SWOT analysis grid (word version for MAC users)

A template to help you analyse your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.
If you are using a mac you may encounter problems with the pdf, please use this word version instead.

Skills Audit Template (word version for MAC users)

A template to help you audit your skills.
If you are using a mac you may encounter problems with the pdf, please use this word version.

SWOT analysis grid

A template to help you analyse your Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.
If you are using a mac you may encounter problems with the pdf, please use the word version instead.

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