Figuring out your career -replies wanted pleaseWatch
I’m currently a gp receptionist and got into it after a business admin apprenticeship being doing it for 3 years. I have a levels history and English and sociology all grade b. I’m into politics and thought Mabye working for council or journalism. Please can you give me some advice on how to find out what career I want to do?
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Ignoring specific roles for the moment, what do you think you'd want from your career (maybe what do you enjoy in your current role)? E.g. customer-facing, leadership, desk job or not. Or another way of looking at it, what skills do you want to learn in your job?
I enjoy helping people but I like the admin sides of things? I was thinking working in some role in the council or along them lines I know that’s vague but like helping the community I know that sounds vague?
Have you considered project management? General management? HR? Any of those involve both supporting others and admin, and local councils employ all of them. Those are just the roles that come to mind for me, I'm sure there are many more. Maybe check out your local council website to see if it lists people and their roles, or any vacancies for an idea of the job roles available in that area?
I thought about counseling or psychology but I don’t know. I was thinking mainly journalism but that is hard to get into? A role I come across in council is community development which has interested me but I may need a degree and role are varied. Or is it best to find a jobs in the council and see where it takes me?
I was thinking of doing a ou degree and just trying different jobs but I think working for the council might be a good go? Does it matter if it takes me longer to figure it out it’s just so frustrating not knowing what I want to do.