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    I really do not know what I want to do/study when I'm older, and most importantly I don't know how or where I can find out about the opportunities and jobs available. I know there are so so many jobs within all sorts of different categories, however I don't know where I can find out about them.

    Does anyone know any websites/books/resources I could use to find out about jobs and univercity courses available to people around the world?
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    (Original post by lucreziag)
    I really do not know what I want to do/study when I'm older, and most importantly I don't know how or where I can find out about the opportunities and jobs available. I know there are so so many jobs within all sorts of different categories, however I don't know where I can find out about them.

    Does anyone know any websites/books/resources I could use to find out about jobs and univercity courses available to people around the world?
    this is a good one https://www.prospects.ac.uk/
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    this is a good one https://www.prospects.ac.uk/
    Thanks that website looks very helpful!!
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    What are you interested in? Usually that can indicate what sort of area you'd be interested in.
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      (Original post by lucreziag)
      I really do not know what I want to do/study when I'm older, and most importantly I don't know how or where I can find out about the opportunities and jobs available. I know there are so so many jobs within all sorts of different categories, however I don't know where I can find out about them.

      Does anyone know any websites/books/resources I could use to find out about jobs and univercity courses available to people around the world?
      I would recommend in terms of jobs to think about your interests. What do you like to do? what interests you? what do you want to know more about? If you don't have a preference I would recommend taking different subjects at school to explore a variety of choices. Also, you can choose a university with many courses as University is about discovering what you want to do. It's however, down to your personal effort in looking at what you like, e.g. if you are creative you could be a song writer, playwright, author, journalist, editor. You could do other jobs like advertising, business, banking. There so much out there, that you can look at it.

      I wish you best of luck and my advice would be think about what you like, what you might want to try and if you want more information, ask your parents, teachers or search it up on google.
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      What are you interested in? Usually that can indicate what sort of area you'd be interested in.
      I like many subjects at school, but I think that I'd like to go into management and business/economics when I'm older. I found out about jobs in the management sector because one of my parents' freinds works in it, however this is why I wish there was a way to find out about more careers then the ones we get told about in school (teacher, lawyer, doctor, author, actor etc.). Without my parents' freind, I still wouldn't know about management jobs! So I'm scared there's stuff out there I just will never find out about or when I do, I will already be on a different career path
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      Buddy, me and you both. When it comes to finding out what you want to be in life you have to be goal orientated. What do you see yourself as, what do you want most in life. What angers you most in life that you want to change, you have to think deep. Write down everything you can possibly think of about yourself, I mean everything try to create a detailed description of your personality then using that list look for jobs/roles that require someone with that personality don't worry if you've never studied the subject before or did awful in it, once you've set your mind to something you will see progress and success within it!
     
     
     
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