Service: Assessment & Graduate Coaching
Graduated from Uni with a great degree but not a clue what to do!
When Joe graduated from Exeter, he faced a common problem – he didnâ€™t have a clue what to do next. Thatâ€™s not quite true, he knew a few pathways he could take. His degree in Modern Languages would have been well suited to the Army, but he knew he wasnâ€™t. A career in insurance was another thought, but midway through reading a policy document, the more appealing prospect of banging his head against a wall hinted that this probably wasnâ€™t the right way to go either.
So, Joe went travelling for a bit, came back, had lots of coffees with lots of people to talk through their jobs, hoping inspiration would strike.Â But no luck. â€śIn the end, I had to admit that I was running around like a headless chicken and going nowhereâ€ť. A change of strategy was needed.
Joe decided to have a chat with the Forward career coaches. Extensive discussions covered a review of his qualifications, a chat about his personality, and open exploration into the work environment thatâ€™d suit him best. Alongside this, Joe took the Forward assessment which helped show him some reasons he wasnâ€™t quite where he wanted to be. Joe likes working with people and is naturally curious.Â He was also keen to use his languages and have a job with an international dimension.Â Gradually, as he sorted through his options, he found something that suited him perfectly – business intelligence. Joe did four internships before being offered a job and has been with his current firm just over a year.Â He uses his languages most days, researches, analyses risk and writes reports â€“ all of which he loves.Â He is working with great bunch of like-minded people.Â Â Forward didnâ€™t secure the job for him, but it gave him the clarity and confidence to get his career on the right track.