The 2017 National Senior Certificate Exams has begun and many matriculants are still a little unsure about their future. Luckily, Careers24 is here to help.
After at least 7 years of primary school and 5 years of high school, many matriculants are in need of a little guidance. Filled with what feels like a million questions, 2017 is both daunting and exciting.
For those who failed their final exams, there is definitely still hope as you’re afforded the chance to improve your results.
Contrary to popular belief, matriculants without degrees do have options, some of which have reasonably high earning potential. But what are these options?
On the other hand, for those who’ve passed we’re sure you’re wondering how much you can start earning once you graduate.
For those who received positive results, the difference between a Bachelor Certificate Pass, a Diploma Pass, and a Higher Certificate Pass could largely change the planned career you’ve dreamt of – or delay it by a year or two.
Even if you have passed with highest honours, are you sure you know what to study?
You may have noticed that many of your peers already have their minds made up. So now you’re maybe wondering whether you should follow one of these popular career paths or opt rather take the road less travelled…
Or maybe you are one of those peers who already know what career and industry you want to work in. But do you know which university would be the best fit for you?
But whether or not you know where to go and what to do, the costs of a tertiary education seem ridiculously high. You really should apply for a bursary – but what does that entail?
With all these uncertainties and hassles, some of you might consider not enrolling for a degree at all.
Instead, perhaps you’d like to do something you’re passionate about. Forget symbols and subjects for a moment, what would it take to pursue a career you love?
Oh but what if you’re not fully convinced that your passion is worth pursuing. There are other ways to match yourself to a job. Perhaps it’d be best to pursue a career that best suits your personality?
Whatever you decide – study or no study -, there comes a time where you have to start sending out your CV. You’re probably worried that you don’t have sufficient experience to be considered as a serious candidate as you embark on your job hunt. Can it really hurt your chances?