Imagine you are a young person looking at a particular career option. There are a number of things you’d probably want to know about it. What is involved in the job? What qualifications do I need to do it? How much does it pay? Are there likely to be good employment prospects for that job in my area after I complete my studies?
Our Career Coach Portal answers all these questions, plus a whole lot more including who are the actual employers looking to fill these positions.
But there is another crucial question that a young person might want to know, especially if after looking at the data for their number one choice, they aren’t convinced that the employment prospects are looking too great. That question is this: What other occupations are there out there that are similar to my first choice, but perhaps give me a better chance of getting employment?
We’ve made answering this question a whole lot easier with the addition of a new Similar Careers tab in Career Coach. Say, for example, a young person is thinking of becoming a Design and development engineer. Logging on to Career Coach, they can very quickly get the answers to the questions they are looking for in relation to this job in their region:
But perhaps the data doesn’t convince them. Or perhaps they just want to keep their options open by looking at other jobs that have a very close skillset to Design and development engineer. By clicking on the Similar Careers tab on the tool, this information becomes instantly available to them, leaving them to then explore these occupations further if they wish:
Good careers advice is all about giving young people the insight they need on their potential career options, so that they can take properly informed decisions. The new Similar Careers function in Career Coach is yet another really helpful way of achieving this goal.
If you would like to more about how Career Coach can really work to give prospective students and existing students the insight they need to make informed decisions, contact us now.