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Check out your options

Do you need help choosing your options?  Do you need to know more about qualifications, training and education?

How will you choose?


There is no 'perfect' decision - but there are things you can do to make a better choice.

  • Do you have enough information to make a good decision?
  • Where will your choice take you - and can you make it work?
  • You may need to be prepared to take some risks
Make a decision for now

Focus on your journey – and don’t be tempted to try and plan for more than three or four years ahead.

Work and education are changing rapidly. It may feel a bit scary - but that’s life at the moment.

See the future of work in Wales video for an overview of the current and future world of work in Wales.

People around you will influence you

Friends and family will have an impact on your decision. You can’t ignore this influence – particularly if you need their support to take your next step. In the end you need to decide what is right for you.

Take a look at our Job Trends to see what is predicted for jobs in Wales over the next few years.

How have you made decisions in the past?

The person you are has an influence on how you make a decision.

  • Are you good at taking risks?
  • Are you optimistic?
  • Do you like everything to be 100% perfect before you act?
  • Do you need to talk things through before you choose?
Keep an eye on what is going on around you

Talk to others about their career paths.  Sometimes people don’t actually plan their next step – they come across an opportunity and take it. This only works if you stay alert to what is happening.

Don’t be afraid to trust your instincts. Take into account how you feel about the options you have. Don’t be afraid to follow your heart.

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