What are your job choices?

With the cost of living on the rise, many of us spend more hours at work than we do at home trying to make a decent wage. This is why it’s essential to choose a career that is not only interesting but provides you with enough money to live a comfortable and happy life. There are plenty of things to consider when entering the working world, but with sites like Jobstoday providing a list of vacancies in many different sectors you’ll have all the information you need to help weight up your options.

While your passions and qualifications are likely to guide you down a certain path, it is certainly worth looking at all the possibilities and making a calculated career decision. With this in mind, here are several job choices you might want to consider.

Health/social care and nursing

Whether you’ve a degree in nursing or have experience working in a care home you might decide looking after people is what you want to pursue. If this is the case, there’s a wealth of opportunities out there that’ll allow you to put your skills, education and experience to good use. Vacancies in hospitals frequently crop up or you might prefer to become an occupational health therapist. Hospices are always searching for compassionate team members that can help provide care to those in need and home support workers are essential.

When browsing job roles it’s also worth considering whether you’d want something client-facing or would prefer to beaver away behind the scenes. Can you handle an authoritative position or would you prefer to learn the ropes in a more junior role before leading a team? If you’re not sure what might suit you, check out the array of career-based personality tests on-line as these could help identify your strengths and weaknesses.

Media, new media and creative

Media is a great sector to enter for many reasons. Firstly, it opens many doors for people with computer skills as SEO experts, web developers, designers and PPC gurus are always required. What’s more, individuals with analytical, organised minds can flourish as a media planner or buyer perhaps by joining a media agency. Those with a marketing degree can also work in media and if you’ve a decent command of the English language and a creative streak perhaps copywriting or editing would be more up your street. There’s also the chance to be a product manager or an account manager within this area of work, so keep an eye out for these kinds of roles.

As an aside, jobs in media are highly sought after and extremely competitive so don’t forget to brush up on your interview skills if a vacancy comes up.

Catering and hospitality

If you studied food technology at school and went on to get a college or university qualification in food preparation then entering the catering industry might be the natural thing to do. You can also start off as a trainee, however, and learn on the job so don’t be deterred if you fancy a career change or want to start your working life off in the kitchen. Get a good apprenticeship and you could be working at a top restaurant or hotel down the line. The catering and hospitality sector also covers roles such as spa manager, hotel manager, hotel beauty therapist, bar team member, receptionist, leisure centre lifeguard and much more so certainly browse job categories even if you’re not sure your skill set is appropriate – you might be surprised.

There’s a wealth of things you can do once you’ve left education so get your CV up to scratch, apply for anything you like the sound of and perfect your interview techniques.