Choosing the Right Career Path for you

Course Dates: 04/10/24
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Keeley Street
The search for work that can bring you happiness and fulfilment is an important endeavour as it can contribute greatly to your sense of wellbeing. Come and explore how to identify the right career path for you.
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Choosing the Right Career Path for you
  • Course Code: CEN07
  • Dates: 04/10/24 - 04/10/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 13:00
  • Taught: Fri, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Lila Veltze

Course Code: CEN07

Fri, day, 04 Oct - 04 Oct '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

‘Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life,’ said Confucius. Finding a job like this is something many people aspire to throughout their lives, however the mistake most people make is to start looking outside of themselves to find clues and solutions, whereas the most revealing answers are to be found on the inside.
This workshop will explain both the internal and the external factors influencing career choice, and what to take into account if you want to find a career that will lead you to happiness and fulfilment in your working life.

What will we cover?

• Factors that influence career choice
• How skills, interests and passions contribute to career choice.
• Values and their link to career happiness and decision making.
• Understanding the elements of your ideal job.
• How opportunities influence career choice.
• Methods to help make a career transition easier.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Attain awareness of the factors that influence career choice.
• Gain insight into how your skills, interests and passions can contribute to career choices.
• Understand how values drive happiness at work and can help you in your career decision making.
• Clarify what you want and need from work.
• Consider how opportunities can make or break career plans.
• Gain knowledge of methods to help you make the transition to a new career easier.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior training, experience or skills are necessary, just the ability to follow simple verbal and written instructions and a willingness to contribute verbally to group discussions and question and answer sessions.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This course is very interactive. The learning will take place through sharing ideas, group discussions, question and answer sessions and individual written exercises which will be provided. Work outside of the class may be suggested but is voluntary.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No there are no additional costs. Please have a pen and blank paper handy and if possible some coloured felt tips or coloured pencils too.
The exercises and handouts will be on Google classroom, so it is suggested you print them before the course starts and have them to hand during the course, or if you can’t print them, then have some blank sheets of paper and pen with you to write down your answers to questions.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please click here to view our business skills courses.

Disclaimer: Use of Third-Party Software
This course might require you to either use your own personal account or create an account for the purposes of this course. City Lit cannot accept any responsibility for any failings of the third party or provide technical support. Whilst using the software you will be responsible for abiding by the providers terms and conditions and maintaining your own work.

Lila Veltze

Lila is a Career Counsellor and Educator with over 20 years' experience supporting people with career, employability, and personal development issues. These include career happiness, identifying natural skills and talents, self-employment, networking and career choice. Lila started her career in the retail business as a Merchandiser and Buyer. After 10 years Lila realised she needed her own career happiness, which meant the freedom to manage her own career, as well as working in a profession where she could help people in a meaningful way. She retrained as a Career Counsellor, gaining an MSc from Birkbeck College, London. This led her to create her own portfolio career, working within many interesting public and private sector organisations and also running her own business supporting individual clients. Lila has developed, written and delivered bespoke workshops and courses to learners of all ages within FE colleges, charities and businesses. She especially enjoys the diversity of City Lit students' backgrounds.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.