Working out what you want to do for a living can be tricky. Make a start with advice on everything from crafting a great CV to nailing your next interview.

Why work? 

You might think the answer is obvious – "to earn money!" – but there are lots of reasons why people pick the jobs they do.

What is a career in the 21st century? 

Having a ‘career’ doesn’t just mean being a professional, such as a doctor or lawyer. It can be anything from plumbing to footballing!

GCSE results day - Thoughts, advice, and preparing a Plan B

So you’ve got your GCSE results – congratulations if you’ve got what you wanted! But if your results aren’t what you had hoped for, here’s some advice.

Moving up a year, and learning – about yourself!

If you’ve just moved up a year, congratulations to all you new Year 8s, 9s, 10s, and 11s! Here’s why now’s a great time to learn a few things about yourself.

Choices after Year 11 

If you’re in Year 11, it’s time to start thinking about what you want to do after you leave school. Let’s have a look at some of the things you can do next.

Work experience 

A work experience placement is your chance to learn what it’s really like to work 9-5 in a particular job or industry, so you can see if it’s right for you.

How to find work experience 

Here’s our guide to finding your own work experience, from coming up with ideas about the jobs you might like to asking an employer to give you a placement.

Not sure about university? 

Are you in Year 11, 12 or 13 and wondering what to do after leaving school or sixth form? Here are some of your options if you decide not to go to uni.  

All about apprenticeships 

If you already know what industry you want to work in and like the sound of training on the job, an apprenticeship could be just what you’re looking for.

Get ahead in the holidays – extracurricular activities, networking and voluntary work

Whether you’re leaving school soon or coming up to the holidays, here’s how you can get a head start and give your career plans a boost in your time off.

Writing a CV 

If you’re looking for work, whether it’s a part-time job or full-time career, most employers will want to see your CV. Here’s our guide to writing a good one.

Things to think about when you’re job hunting

You’ve written your CV and started a LinkedIn profile, now it’s time to get job hunting. Here are some things to think about when you’re looking for work.

Top 10 tips for finding work 

Whether you want part-time work while you study or a full-time job when you’re 18, looking for work can be tough. Our top 10 tips will help you stick with it.

Interview skills 

When it comes to interviews, a bit of preparation makes a big difference. These tips should help you get through your interview – and maybe even enjoy it!