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Define your interests, goals, opportunities

Weighted evaluation of one's own interests, goals, and opportunities is one of the keys to choosing a program and University admission, success in College and career. But sometimes it happens that a person knows what he exactly wants to do, and to define your wishes more difficult. There are people who are easily given all the items, but none of special interest. It happens that a person knows exactly what they would like to do, but to devote my life to this activity seems to him impossible or impractical. And yet, without defining their wishes and possibilities for their implementation, one can hardly expect that the right decision will come by itself.

Armed with paper and pen, in a relaxed atmosphere, we offer you to spend a small internal audit and make an inventory of available backgrounds.

Your interests

For a start, consider the questions concerning Your interests – the answers become the starting point for the selection of Your programme and University if You turn to our experts for advice:

  • Do You like the chosen field and occupation? Why?
  • Do you have doubts about their chosen profession? If so, what?
  • Do You receive from existing experience and knowledge high?
  • Do You feel that there are serious gaps in their own knowledge or experience?
  • Do You feel the constraints generated by Your internal beliefs: my ceiling, distrust of his ability and obtained results, etc.?
  • What skills you would like to obtain or develop?
  • Would You like to do something else, even if it seems impossible now? What?
  • What items were given to You during training is best?
  • Do You have a hobby, a serious hobby? Whatever You were willing to do, even without receiving money?

Answering some of the questions, use the information for reflection Complete list of subjects taught in the UK.

Your goals and priorities

This is followed by questions related to life and career goals and priorities:

  • In which country would You like to live and work?
  • What career is closer to you: corporate, scientific, academic, private business or work?
  • What are the characteristics of Your perfect work (working hours to her emotional characteristics)?
  • Your idea of a sufficient income?
  • Your ideas about desired social status?
  • Your perception of prestigiousness of work and extent of her evaluation?

Do not hesitate to ask for assistance in professional orientation and do not take the time to complete proprietership tests. By registering on our site, You can learn more about the most useful of them. It is not only a great opportunity to get third-party assessments of their progress, achievements, intellectual and emotional resources, but one way to better understand yourself, identify goals and inner obstacles to their implementation. In the UK the professional orientation is very common, anyhow it offer almost all the universities in the form of a Skills Portal on the Internet and consultation in the University career Centres (Career Services).

Your options

In the next step consider your options:

  • natural abilities and inclinations;
  • academic achievement: admission to graduate programs in oinoe an interview with a foreign students usually not possible, so in addition to the confirmed qualification, a diploma and assessments required to provide the results of the research, publications and recommendations;
  • language capabilities (see "Language training enough for Your level of income");
  • professional achievements: for example, previous management experience is mandatory for MBA, and for a number of creative professions need portfolios;
  • transferable skills - skills gained in the course of any activities throughout their life (work, studies, languages, negotiations, research, sports, music, art, any hobby) that can be applied in other areas. They make a person more flexible, facilitate adaptation to new conditions, helping to respond to new challenges, to develop unconventional look at the problems. They are an important part of the creative and personal potential, which man acquired in the course of a lifetime.

In the course of Your audit, don't limit yourself to the suggested questions. The more criteria you choose, the wider the result will be a look at yourself and your biography. This will help to access and explore those personal features that You might not even think before.