Effective career research is a very important part of your career planning. It is necessary to help you realistically explore possible career pathways but also to think about what you need to do to reach your career goals. Career research will idenitify the potential barriers (e.g. qualifications, experience, skills and qualities) that have to be negotiated as you pursue specific career goals. The earlier that you can identify your barriers to career progression the more prepared, and ultimately successful, you will be.
To help with this, look at:
- The career sectors information on a wide range of career sectors including specific details on work experience, job vacancies and postgraduate study
- The Career Centre's information and resources - you can search the University Library's catalogue to find books, periodicals and DVDs held within the Careers Centres at both Durham and Queen's Campus. If you have any suggestions for new careers-related resources that we could purchase please email us.
Prospects - Jobs and Work
The jobs and work section of the Prospects website contains detailed job specific career information as well as providing a broad overview of job sectors. Information on graduate employers, job hunting and working abroad is also available.