Myth #10: The Careers Service will tell you what job to do.

Find JobThat would make life a lot easier, wouldn’t it? But sadly we’re not fortune tellers. If anything, we’re like a gym. You can have a membership at the best gym in the world but unless you’re going regularly and putting the effort in, nothing is going to change. The Careers Service is the same. As we said in myth #9, we can recommend industries to you and help you work out what skills you’d like to use or what kind of environment you’d be happiest in, but ultimately you have to make the decision about what you’d like to do and what sort of work you’d enjoy.

We know it’s not easy, and no one is expecting you to commit to one job role or sector for the rest of your life and have it all mapped out. Take it one step at a time, make use of the help we can offer and chat to your family and friends, and just figure it out what you might like to do over the next twelve months and make it happen. If you’re stuck, our ‘I don’t know what I want to do’ web pages can be a good place to get started.

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