Careers Guidance For You

Careers Guidance For You


Welcome to Adviza's Careers Portal:

The Gateway to Planning Your Career


Are you new to the Portal? Why not watch our brand new tour video to help you get started:



So that we can continue to provide the information and content you need, we are currently conducting a survey to evaluate how students and teachers use the portal.
We would be very grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes to complete this short questionnaire.

Click here for survey link

Thank you! The Careers Guidance For You team

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You'll find lots of useful information to help you make the right decisions when it comes to choosing options and career routes. 

Go to Students


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You'll find the information and tools you need to support your child at key times when decisions need to be made.

    Go to Parents


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    You'll find key information, resources and dates of events to support your students through key transition points.

    Go to Teachers

    Are you unsure about which career you'd like to pursue once you leave education? It's a big decision and often a decision that is made for many once they have already started their working life. However, if you do have some particular interests, enjoy a certain subject and know what your skills are, then this can help you to start your career planning journey.

    Young person deciding their future stepsHere are some useful tips to help:

      • First of all, don’t panic. It is natural to not know what you want to do as a career
      • Speak to your Careers Adviser in school who will be able to give you some support and help you to think about future career goals. You can watch our what to expect from your careers appointment video to find out what it will involve. 

    • Take online quizzes such as those below to give you an idea about the type of career that suits your personality, interests and skills:

                    SACU Spartan test

    16 Personalities quiz         Prospects careers quiz

    • Try different work experience opportunities. Speak to friends and family about jobs and careers that they are now in or have been in the past. You may be able to work shadow them to get some experience. There are also a number of virtual work experience opportunities which we advertise through our see your your future section
    • Think about the hobbies you have, could any of these hobbies make money for you and bring in an income? This way you could consider self-employment as an option
    • Look for a job you can do at weekends to try out things you may not have thought of before. This will also help you to develop some good experience and work-related skills
    • Explore the internet for ideas. You are not the first person and you certainly won’t be the last person who doesn’t know what they want to do as a career. Looking on the internet, reading magazines or speaking to people who may have connections, can be beneficial to you - this is called networking.

    Some useful research websites include: 
    eClips career resource 
    Career Pilot 

    Careers Gateway 
    National Careers Service

    • Ask other people what they think you might be good at. Often other people see skills and qualities in us that we are unable to see ourselves. This may lead you in a direction you haven’t thought of before
    • Take a year out to go travelling or look for work (a Post-18 option)

    Career and employability workbook



    Transferable strengths are really important in helping us to understand the types of careers we may suit and what we have to offer the world of work. To learn more about them and how they can be developed, visit our transferable skills page.


    You can also complete our careers and employability workbook, Choose Your Future, to help you consider your strengths; what's important to you when planning your career; and the different types of industries that are out there.

    Click on our booklet to view, print and to start planning your future!





     Create your future

    After completing some of these tips, why not arrange that appointment with your Careers Adviser in school or talk to us through our webchat.

    Learn about yourself; create your future!