This article will provide some basic tips on exploring career options based on your degree. It will also provide information on where to go for further advice and guidance.

Your degree will open up a wide range of career paths and your first step will be to explore the options available thinking about what jobs might suit you and discovering the skills and experience you have to offer. There are some things that you can use to make things clearer, these are;

  • Options after your course - A series of guides that look at the options open to graduates from your discipline by researching subject specific guides or looking at the career paths of previous graduates

  • Online guidance tools - These packages help you think about the skills and interests you have gained from your degree and relate them to job ideas.

  • Job profiles - Exploring different job roles and sectors will help you find what career options appeal to you

You may decide that you want to explore job roles or sectors that are not linked to your degree. That is perfectly fine, as many employers seek graduates from any discipline. Employers are interested in the skills and understanding that you have developed during your studies and they value what you have gained and the potential that you offer. Many employers will support you with on the job training and help you gain the specific knowledge for your role.

You can begin researching your options by using the career planning information and resources available from the University of Portsmouth’s employability service, Purple Door.

Where can I get further information and advice?

Purple Door, the University of Portsmouth’s employability service, have a dedicated team of friendly, experienced advisers on hand to talk to you. You can drop-in at Purple Door at any time during our opening hours or call us on +44 (0) 23 9284 2684. You can also access a wide range of information and advice on our website at www.port.ac.uk/purpledoor.

How to contact us

Visit us at:

Purple Door

University of Portsmouth

28 Guildhall Walk

Portsmouth

PO1 2DD

Opening hours:

Monday–Thursday: 8.30am–5.15pm

Friday: 8.30am–4.15pm

Telephone or email:

t: +44 (0) 23 9284 2684

e: purpledoor@port.ac.uk

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