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How to make a career plan as a student

Making a career plan as a student can help you to identify your career goals, explore different career options, and take steps towards achieving those goals. If you're a student interested in pursuing a career in the tech and digital industry, here are some steps you can take to create a career plan:

1. Identify your interests

Take some time to explore different areas within the tech and digital industry to figure out what you're most interested in. This could include web development, software engineering, data science, UX/UI design, digital marketing, cybersecurity, and more.

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2. Explore career options

Research different career options that align with your skills, interests, and values. You can use online resources, such as career assessments, job boards, and professional networking sites to explore different career paths. We highly recommend Indeed and MyPlan.

3. Set short and long-term goals

Once you have identified your career options, set short-term and long-term goals that will help you to achieve your career aspirations. Short-term goals could include completing an internship or acquiring a new skill, while long-term goals could include landing a job in your chosen field.

4. Gain experience

Look for opportunities to gain experience in your desired field. This could include summer placements, freelance work, or volunteering. Getting hands-on experience can help you develop your skills and make you more attractive to potential employers.

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5. Build a portfolio

As you develop your skills, build a portfolio of your work. This can include personal projects, class projects, or work you've done for clients. Having a portfolio can help you showcase your skills to potential employers GitHub is a really great place to start if you are a Computer Science student. Whereas if you are in the digital industry, creating a Squarespace or portfolio on Canva is an excellent way to show what you are capable of!

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6. Keep learning

The tech and digital industry is constantly evolving, so it's important to keep learning and staying up to date with the latest trends and technologies. Continue taking courses, attending events, and reading industry publications.

Remember, creating a career plan is an ongoing process that requires reflection, exploration, and action. By following these steps, you can create a plan that will help you to achieve your career aspirations.

Download our printable career plan below:

Stay focused, be persistent, and keep learning.

At Klickstarters, we deal with a multitude of candidates that are just starting out and are on hand to give the best advice and guidance that we can. For more information, get in touch with us via [email protected] or alternatively, call¬†01244 379999.

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