"perfect job" help/software?

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  1. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    This is going to sound really stupid. I'm not a thick person, but I don't actually know what jobs are out there.

    I'm looking at training to do something proper - more of a career than just being an office girl - but I don't know what sort of jobs there are to choose from.

    I'd like to help people instead of working to make profit for a company. I'm good at sticking up for people if they are being treated unfairly... I'm good at Maths and Stats but not Science or Humanities. I can speak French and German to AS Level.

    The type of things I'd be ace at would be working at the c.a.b or fundraising for a charity but they're volunteer type jobs and we need a wage coming in...

    Does anyone know of a way to get job advice, or download those "perfect job" softwares they had at high school? I can't for the life of me remember what they're called.

    Thanks all, and sorry for the randomness. x
     
  2. glitzyglamgirl

    glitzyglamgirl Well-Known Member

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    Not all CAB staff are volunteers...I have done paid admin support with them, so you could do something like that so you get a feel for the advisory industry?
     
  3. leckershell

    leckershell Well-Known Member

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    ooh :D

    my dad used to work as an advisor for free, i assumed all the jobs there were... :think:

    hmmm :)
     
  4. evemarie8

    evemarie8 Well-Known Member

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    Not all charity work is un-paid either, my friend works for a charity called Leonard Cheshire that helps young disabled people, he organises events and trips for them and is pretty well paid!!
     
  5. libs

    libs Well-Known Member

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    I know the software you mean - I use it at work but have to sign in and out - I don't know any that are free to use.

    Have you tried local connexions? They should have it.

    CAB advisors - we got someone a job there recently - and it is paid and he didn't have any real experience - he volunteered for a few weeks and then got a job offer.
     
  6. NickyB

    NickyB Well-Known Member

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    Somewhere on this site: http://www.prospects.ac.uk/cms/ShowPage ... /p!edcaefX

    there's a job profile thing, you fill in the sorts of things you like, and the qualities you have and it gives you a load of things to consider and how to get into them.

    I used it years ago, so hope it's still there.
     
  7. Krystal

    Krystal Well-Known Member

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    This site has one of those questionaire things that you use at school.. :D
     
  8. Tillytots

    Tillytots Well-Known Member

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    Melanie Well-Known Member

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    The learn direct site has one of those job questionaires on it too.
     

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