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It’s all about Me

Welcome to step 1 of ‘You’re Hired!’ Young Enterprise Northern Ireland want to help you on your journey to finding a career that suits your skills and personality.  In this step we will provide you with resources that will help you explore different careers and what skills are important for them. 

  We have lots of helpful content for you which will take about 30minutes to go through, but feel free to only use the links/watch the videos that are relevant to you and your career path.  Your future career is important, so we would advise to take the time to think through what you see and hear.

Listen to Shane from Young Enterprise NI answer some of the most asked questions about your career, personality type and skills.

It’s important to think about matching your skills to your career. Check out some resources below to help you with this.

Careers and Skills Assessment
Visit the National Careers Service to find out how your skills match certain careers
www.nationalcareers.service.gov.uk/skills-assessment

Careers information
Find out more about industries and how to match your skills to a job
www.nidirect.gov.uk/services/career-z-list

Find out more about your personality
Take this test to find out more about yourself. This can be very useful when considering a career.
www.16personalities.com

Where to look for a job
Now that you have identified a few possible career options using the links above, we have put together a list of places where you can find that job you are looking for
Click here

It is important to find out as much as you can about the careers that interest you, and the best person to ask is a person who does the job already! Below are some videos from a number of different industries where people tell us about their career and the skills that they feel are important

For information about careers in media, hospitality, creative arts, Health and Social Care, Agri Food, health and beauty, construction and football:
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5PhzSpD539GFb1pdGJXgVLd/make-it-into

For information about careers in data and finance:
www.youtube.com/user/allstateni/videos

Check out some of our own volunteer videos to hear about jobs in art, business, transport and media below

Jennifer McKeever
Managing Director
Airporter

Lee-Anne McPeake
Communications Officer
Ulster University

Matthew Thompson
Best of Belfast Podcast

Jenni Robinson
Landscape Artist
Elizabeth Adair
Commercial Graduate
Moy Park

In this section we want to explore what is important from the employer’s side of the recruitment process. Here, Sean from Core Impact needs your help in looking for new recruits.

The Question – Watch this First
Find out Sean’s answer

Here are some activities to take your learning a little further.

Career assessment
Complete the career assessments using the resources section to help you. Select a job that you think you might be suited to.

Finding a job
Use our job search info to help you find a job. Select two jobs you might be interested in.

What did you find out?
Summarise your findings

  • List three things you found out about your personality.- How did this help you decide what job might suit you?
  • List two jobs you are interested in- note down where you found information about the job you are interested in
  • List two things you learned about yourself from this activity

Review what knowledge you have gained by answering these 3 questions. We are not recording your responses – it’s just for your own learning.

In choosing my future career it is important to research…

“All of the above” is the correct answer. Take time to research as much as you can so you can make good decisions and set the correct goals

‘Most people stay in the same job and work for the same place of employer for their entire working lives.’

False – In your future working life, you might change your job more than 10 times.

‘Jobs are only advertised on internet job search websites.’

False – Although it is a very popular way of advertising jobs, business can use other ways of advertising, especially small businesses, such as newspapers or social media channels.

A couple of quick final questions…

For further information or help please contact yourehired@yeni.co.uk

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