The Skills Show Experience
@The International Festival for Business 2014

Career Aspirations

It’s useful for pupils to consider their career aspirations before attending the event. This will ensure they make the most of their visit by focussing on the exhibitors and activities that will give them an insight into the careers they are considering.

Here are some questions for pupils to consider before they attend the event, to help them identify their career aspirations:

  • 1. What are you good at? What are your strongest skills and qualities?
  • 2. What hobbies and interests do you have?
  • 3. What careers do you know about and how do you know about them?
  • 4. Who is your role model and why?
  • 5. What do you want to do for a job.
  • 6. What makes a good career?
  • 7. Things to consider to help you decide:
  • 8. How are you going to achieve your goals and aspirations?


  • • availability of jobs locally, nationally and internationally
  • • qualifications required
  • • pathways
  • • study options
  • • experience
  • • skills and interests
  • • knowledge
  • • pay and benefits
  • • travel
  • • working patterns
  • • progression routes
  • • company ethos

Career Guides

Want help getting a job? Want to know how to choose a job you’ll enjoy and be good at?

Or want to know what your options are when you leave school? National Careers Service Career Guides can help with all these questions and more.

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Job profiles

Discover the key facts about jobs that interest you – how to get into them, how you’d spend a typical day and what the salary is like.

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Find the right course

Visit our courses and learning section to find the course to get you into the job you want.

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Real life stories

Read about people who made career decisions just like the ones you might be trying to make now. Find out about their hopes and dreams, and how chatting to National Careers Service advisers  helped them to choose the right path for them.

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Create an Action Plan

An Action Plan is a series of small steps that can help you make a big step.

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