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Careers advice for over 25s

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Found 9th Apr 2010
Where can people over 25 turn for careers advice? I'm 25 with a degree in Computer Science and 6 months experience but cannot find a way back into work. Are there any orginisations which can help?

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Job centre plus

You could maybe try contacting these people careersadvice.direct.gov.uk/ good luck with the jobhunting

Careers [COLOR=red]advice[/COLOR] for over 25s :oops:

Original Poster

They are absolutely no good as all they want you to do is take any job rather than help you decide what to do with your career.

Thanks for the link treble99

depends where you live - local government and council funding varies from place to place

I am pretty much in the same boat as the op got a degree couldn't find a decent job went back to uni done a post grad couldn't find a job, now seven months since my post grad still no job decided I'm going to move abroad in September

sorry to say mate once you have your degree there is very little help for you - wish you all the luck finding a job, as for someone who suggest the job centre when I visited them I told the girl I have an MA degree her response ' how do I write that'..................err.........................M.............A

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Mcdonalds ?

What abouts the careers office at your old university.

Go to your University. I'm 25 & have my degree, struggled for a bit to get a career job sorted (worked as a supermarket supervisor in the meantime).

One day I got a phone call from the Uni careers department asking how I was getting on & to call in if I wanted some help/advice - I had not once contacted the careers service whilst at Uni!

So contact your Uni careers dept.

Im looking to change careers at the mo after having spent an amount of money and effort that makes me sick to think of to qualify as a Solicitor. Hated the job and want to get into public sector policy work but no adivce out there on how to do it and im not having much luck with my applications

Original Poster

Thank you all for your suggestions. I will give my old Uni a call and see what they suggest.

Thought of teaching?

Susannah;8325073

Thought of teaching?



Thats all that anybody ever suggests. Theres gona be a huge surplus of teachers in a few years time when people have completed those PGC courses

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roryk83;8332494

Thats all that anybody ever suggests. Theres gona be a huge surplus of … Thats all that anybody ever suggests. Theres gona be a huge surplus of teachers in a few years time when people have completed those PGC courses



Better to have a surplus than a shortage, from an education point of view. All the money they throw at you to do it, you'd be crazy to not consider it for the short term as a PG.

roryk83;8332494

Thats all that anybody ever suggests. Theres gona be a huge surplus of … Thats all that anybody ever suggests. Theres gona be a huge surplus of teachers in a few years time when people have completed those PGC courses



i think its terrible to be honest - the amount of people i know who went into teaching because there was nothing else have no heart for teaching and are just there to get money for a friday and saturday night

i certainly would like to think the teachers who will teach my future children are in the job for the right reasons

Maybe look for some sort of VSO type placement. Would allow time out till oportunities improve and give you something to pad out the CV

Always used to be lots of placements if people were prepared to take short term contracts as a first step. Theres no guarantee of security but depends if you are willing to take a risk that could lead to something more

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