How to plan and manage your career

Sometimes it’s not easy to picture a future that is different to what you’re used to. Develop and make use of your Career Management skills (CMS) to help you take control of your career journey. Find the solution that is right for you.


Take control of your career journey

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Discover career possibilities

Explore your options, learn new skills and embark on the career path that suits you.


Learn and train

With a multitude of free online learning opportunities now available, it’s easier than ever to develop your skills.

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Be successful in your job search

From creating the perfect CV to giving a great interview and how to come across your best to potential employers.

Having the confidence to plan your career

We know it can be difficult knowing where to start sometimes. We've put together some tips to help confidently start planning your career.

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Where to start researching for your career

If you have a rough idea of what area you’d like to work in, our guide to practical career research will help you delve into your options in more detail.

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Read about how to improve your productivity

Maximising your productivity won’t always revolve around long hours at work. Try our tips to make the most of the time you have.

Top tips for building resilience

The job market can be tough. Read our tips to keep going.

Speak to one of our advisers

Some centres are now open and able to offer face-to-face services. Please contact your local centre to confirm arrangements and make an appointment. You can also speak to a careers adviser by calling 0800 917 8000. The helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.