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On 7 Feb 2018 at 7:22pm James wrote:
I am 18 finished college looking to start work. Don't want any job I want a career. Can anyone recommend a good career to consider. Happy to start at the bottom on low pay if progression is there. Tia
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On 7 Feb 2018 at 7:49pm Villager wrote:
Well there are lots of worthy professions you can apply for. Fire service? Police? Paramedic? If you're prepared to study for a degree then Nursing or Teaching or Physiotherapy? All careers that allow you to work your way up the ladder to a senior position if you want to.
Don't just go and work in an office. Do something important with your life.
Choose to make a difference.
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On 7 Feb 2018 at 8:03pm Robert wrote:
Nothing wrong with starting at the bottom and working your way up. Anyone with common sense and a willingness to go the extra mile will get noticed and succeed. I know someone who started as a carriage cleaner on the railway and ended up as a Route Director with Network Rail. I also know a Bus Driver who became MD of a large UK bus company. Degrees aren't always essential - employers are learning.
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On 7 Feb 2018 at 8:18pm Chips wrote:
If your handy and creative, carpentry opens up a world of possibilities. You may start with architrave but with hard work you could be making sets for StarWars, or running a furniture company, or making garden sculptures for country houses, or bespoke arcade games or rigging all the festivals, or........
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On 7 Feb 2018 at 8:22pm Bert wrote:
When I was in HR I was used to interviewing graduates looking for careers, and I always thought that's like looking for a wife or husband. Sounds dead simple doesn't it ? But I'm afraid it's only the lucky few that get it right first time.
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On 7 Feb 2018 at 9:24pm Doris wrote:
Do an online psychometric test. They are designed to show where your strengths and weaknesses lie, career wise.
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On 7 Feb 2018 at 10:18pm Disgruntled Voter wrote:
To get where she is today, our erstwhile m.p, started at the bottom...and licked it.
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On 8 Feb 2018 at 8:04am Feline wrote:
What are you good at and what do you enjoy doing and work from there. Nothing worse than spending decades doing something you loathe. Also think about how much money is important to you. Do you want material things or are you not bothered? Do you think you want children, though you're probably a bit young to know.
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On 8 Feb 2018 at 9:15am Earl of Lewess wrote:
Do a Myers-Briggs test. They are the most detailed aptitude tests and will give you an insight into your strengths and weaknesses.
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On 8 Feb 2018 at 2:28pm Under the hammer wrote:
Consider working for an auctioneer. The knowledge you can accrue about antiques, art, etc. is unlimited. Even as a porter you can identify items that you can bid on and turn a shilling
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On 8 Feb 2018 at 4:57pm Clifford wrote:
'The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is probably the most widely used personality test in the world.
'About 2 million people take it annually, at the behest of corporate HR departments, colleges, and even government agencies. The company that produces and markets the test makes around $20 million off it each year.
'The only problem? The test is completely meaningless.
'"There's just no evidence behind it," says Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania who's written about the shortcomings of the Myers-Briggs previously. "The characteristics measured by the test have almost no predictive power on how happy you'll be in a situation, how you'll perform at your job, or how happy you'll be in your marriage."'

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