Generating Career Ideas

Here are some tips to get you started if you're struggling for career ideas or you're not sure what you can do with your degree subject.

Looking at career options

Follow these quick ways to come up with options which you can then research further and match to your strengths and interests.

  • Do an online career quiz which generates career ideas based on how you answer questions about your skills, interests and motivations. Try Prospects Planner and  National Careers Service Skills Health Check
  • See the careers that Wolverhampton graduates have entered and view roles linked to different subject areas via our Careers Library Online.  
  • Explore options linked to your subject via Prospects
  • Find out about graduate destinations and what graduates from your subject area did 6 months after leaving university via What Do Graduates Do on Prospects.

Finding careers that suit you

People are happiest in careers which match their skills, qualities, interests and values, so when making careers choices, it is important to be very clear about what you are good at and what is important to you.

It is also necessary to think through practical issues such as the money you need to earn, the hours you’d like to work and the geographical location that you’d like to work in.

These interactive tools can provide an insight into your personality, skills and interests:

  • On the Keirsey site you can complete a personality assessment and receive a limited amount of feedback for free. More comprehensive feedback is offered for a fee.
  • Humanmetrics provides a fun questionnaire which is based on the Jung-Myers-Briggs approach to personality type.

Talk it through with a careers advisor

We know that making career decisions can be confusing and we are 100% committed to helping you with these difficult decisions. A careers adviser can help you explore ideas, identify what is important to you and make plans.