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Reaching Your Dream Career

8 March 2022

Your dream career – now doesn’t that sound nice? However, you might be thinking, how do I get there? It’s all about how hard you work and how much you take advantage of your educational experience with us that will help you excel. At North Notts College, we are here to support you and push you to achieve your dream career.

So, with National Careers Week finally here (make sure you check it out!), how exactly can you reach your dream career? Here are our handy top-tips to help you unlock your potential…

Make the most out of your qualification

The most important aspect to becoming successful in any career is laying down the appropriate foundations to do so. We want you to make the most of your time with us! The amount of opportunity here is vast and there are so many links to industry to take advantage of.

Whilst learning with us, you can make key relationships with employers, which could lead to a career once you finish your course. Another key tip to remember whilst on campus is to be kind – it’s all good and well being the number one student in class, but character also gets you a long way in life. You will become part of our community and we value everyone equally here at North Notts College. Grab every opportunity you can, and really enjoy it! It will get you far.

Be ready to learn

To reach your dream career, you’ve got to find a starting place. Discover what you enjoy out of our vast range of courses, and then really get stuck in. We can provide you with the knowledge and theory you need to complete your qualification and progress within your career. No two jobs within an industry are the same and that is important to remember. Being eager and keen to learn new things will help you excel.

Remember – communication is key

Whilst loving your course is the fundamental key to success, it is also important to get along with the people around you. Building good relationships whilst at College prepares you for the workplace and how being part of a team may feel. Teamwork is key to any role that you will find yourself in so getting along with others will enable your tasks to be easier and more productive. Getting along with your team also facilitates effective communication – this will make the end goal more achievable. Our community facilitates excellent communication and we pride ourselves on making everyone feel welcome.

Accept feedback gracefully

Nobody’s perfect. Everyone has character flaws and things they wish they could change. This could be wanting to change your revision patterns, or it could be as simple as trying to give out more compliments in a day. This also applies to your work and future dream career. When submitting an essay, more often than not you probably won’t achieve 100%. There may be projects on your course that you could have done differently to achieve the end goal and your tutors may provide feedback on this – accept it! Feedback is only ever positive as it will improve you as an individual which you can take forward within your career once you leave education. Never get offended by constructive criticism as the only person it benefits is yourself. It will also show great character, so as a whole will certainly help you achieve your dream career.

Take initiative

Just because you may find yourself at a loose end, that doesn’t mean that you can’t take initiative and find something to do. Going above and beyond to benefit your education will get you far on your course. It will also give you a great reference to take with you, as pushing yourself to be the best will leave a lasting impression on your tutors. Obviously, have rests and don’t take on far too much, but going that extra mile will be noticed. We provide plenty of extra opportunity to get stuck in to, such as becoming a student ambassador. Not only will this be a fun role to take on, but it will be extremely rewarding helping others.

Finally…enjoy the ride!

Last but not least, enjoy your educational journey! It will develop you as an individual and help you take that next step to a dream career. Being the best version of yourself will enable you to get the most out of college, which can open so many doors for you once you have finished your studies with us.

If you would like any more advice on careers, please contact careerslounge@nnc.ac.uk

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