Get the right training

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What kind of work am I really interested in?
  • Is it available in the labour market?
  • What skills do I need for the job?
  • Do I have the skills for the job?

Goal setting helps you focus on priorities and gives you motivation. Goals might include educational and training achievements, employment and engaging in voluntary work.  You should be aware of barriers to achieve your goals and learn how deal with them. It is important to be flexible but also to persevere in challenging times. Make informed decisions by taking time to research a career path of your choice extensively.

  • Research job descriptions online. For a more extensive search just type in the name of a career on your favourite search engine and see what results you get.
  • Work attitudes: How you feel about work affects the type of career which you will be happy in. Are you attracted to high earnings? Would you like to work with specific groups of people? Do you need independence?
  • Talk to family, friends about potential careers
  • Visit your college/school student advisory services office
  • Visit career fairs to find out which companies are offering different kind of jobs.
  • Explore availability of jobs
  • Research education and training requirements
  • Conduct an informational interview. Check out opportunities for career advancement by talking to people currently working in a field that interests you.



mtflag Operational Programme II – Cohesion Policy 2007-2013
Empowering People for More Jobs and a Better Quality of Life
Co-financed from the European Union
European Social Fund (ESF)
Co-financing rate: 85% EU Funds; 15% National Funds
Investing in your Future