We gain transferable skills through a range of experiences – not necessarily in a sector or relevant work place. The key is to identify where you have demonstrated these skills in the past, in your own experiences and illustrate these in your applications.
Just when you thought that understanding Godel’s incompleteness theorems were the most difficult questions you could face on your mathematics degree, along came an even more challenging one. What will you do if you have decided you don’t want to work in finance?
This is a phrase which you see plastered all over graduate recruitment and careers websites and it gets right on my nerves. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not for a minute because I think that you should give up on trying to find something that suits you and just settle for any old rubbish …
If you want to ‘make a difference’ through your work but aren’t yet clear what shape this might take, answering the following questions may help you move from a gut feeling of wanting to do something worthwhile to a clearer goal and a plan.