How to get good advice at Pathways 2015

Going to Pathways 2015? Here are some great tips on making the most of the day!

University of Manchester Careers Blog

(even if [especially if] no one is doing exactly the job you think you might want to do)

Pathways gives you access to the career stories of many individuals doing many different types of work. Some may not been doing exactly the sort of job you imagine yourself doing, or that you might even find remotely interesting. Their stories are still valuable to you. During your academic research, you don’t just talk to and learn from people doing exactly what you are doing – the conversations would have limited potential for you to develop (and depending on your project, might entail you talking to yourself in front of a mirror). A researcher gleans advice, ideas and techniques from people with all sorts of skills and experience.

I’ll stick my neck out here and suggest that you, Reader, don’t necessarily want to be a social researcher for the Department of Work…

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