Careers Service Advice

Which career?! 

Want to find out what jobs are out there and which career would suit you? Whether it's a computer games designer, professional diver or wedding planner, get information on what is required to become one, the average salary and career progression below.

Careers Events/ Fairs

Careers/job fairs are events usually organised in large halls where potential employers set up stands and man them with members of the human resources team and new employees. Here, the employers tell those attending about their company and their application process; the attendee also gets the opportunity to ask questions. The great thing about them is that you get to network with a range of employers at the same time. They're typically aimed at university students but not always.

Benefits of attending careers fairs:

  • Gives you the opportunity to hear about current and upcoming internship/job opportunities.

  • It's the chance to get comfortable speaking to employers face to face before the interview stage

  • You get access to expert advice including application tips and tricks and some fairs even offer workshops

  • You get to practice being professional

  • You may learn about companies/jobs that you would otherwise never have heard of

  • Efficient use of time. A few enjoyable (for some) hours at a careers fair could save you hours of trawling through the internet or travelling around the country

  • Free sweets and pens! 

Be sure to prepare! Don't worry, Prospects, Target Jobs and All About Careers have got you covered.

Interview Tips

Thanks to your excellent CV and application, you have secured yourself an interview. Now it's time to shine in Step 2! Details below.

Support for those from Ethnic Minority or Low Socio-economic Backgrounds

Support ranges from workshops to mentor programmes. According to The Equality Group's study, 55% of ethnic minority workers have been advised to be ‘more realistic’ about their career aspirations vs 19% of non-minorities. Well, at Breaking Through Careers, we are here to create a new reality. Here you will find real evidence that if you work hard, there is still a path - albeit potentially winding - to career success. Need help? That's what we're here for! Contact us at info@breakingthroughcareers.com.

Qualifications Explained

SAT, A-lever, BTEC, MA, HNC, BSc, HND. So...many...acronyms. Find out what, for who and how long below..