With so many jobs out there, it can be tricky working out which one is right for you. Here are some hints and tips to help get your search off the ground.
Start by thinking about the things you're good at and what you enjoy doing. Speak to your family and friends to see which jobs they think would suit you. Most hobbies or skills can be transferred into a job:
Once you have a specific job in mind, try and talk to someone who works in that area to find out what their role involves.
For a professional opinion on where your strengths lie, you can take a personality test. All you do is fill in a questionnaire and the experts will tell you the sorts of jobs you are suited to.
And, if you're worried your qualifications might be letting you down or you fancy a career change, there are training courses available that can help you get a foot in the door.
You might want to consider investing in a careers advice course, such as Get that Job. This online learning system, which comes with a free MP3 download version, guides you through the whole job hunting process, from writing your CV, to preparing for interviews.
Don't forget, this section covers everything from how to write a CV, to putting together a cover letter and interview tips, so if you're looking for advice to help you land your next job, you'll find it here.
If you'd like a job with more independence, why not buy your own business? You could run a pub, buy into a franchise or even run your own guest house.