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Spent So Long Agonising Over A Career and Still No Further Forward - please help! Watch

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    So i'm in my last year of my Politics degree at Nottingham and am still no further forward in deciding what I want to do.

    for years I planned to work in a think tank or the civil service but I seem to research a career, get really excited about it and then go off it.

    I know I have a strong preference for working in the public sector. I really liked the idea of taking the Graduate Entry to Medicine route, but realistically I don't think I have the academic ability to make it (or perhaps the faith in myself). As an alternative I looked at careers in social work but think i'd get frustrated with the budget limitations in providing care to service users.

    So now I'm left no further forward and clueless as to where to look next. Help!

    Rather than just listing a job and asking you if it sounds good, you're better off digging into your own thoughts to see why you want to go into one field. What aspect of it is appealing? Helping people's lives? Using your degree? A challenging career? Continuous self-development?

    I think once you sit down and really think about what job qualities would truly satisfy you, then you'll find a career that you'll love.

    I think you are stressing too much. Don't necessarily think that what you do next is what you have to do forever. If you want to do grad medicine, or go into the civil service, apply, see what happens. If you're interested in something why not find a company and see if you can shadow someone for a day, or do some work experience.
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    I think most people don't know what they want to do until they do it. My advice is find something that you think you would LIKE to do, that matches your career aspirations and what you want out of life. Give it a go. If it doesn't work out, move on to something else. If you don't try you'll never know.

    Work experience might be a great way to go - ask for a 2 week placement to get a feel of what the job entails.
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