University of Johannesburg Careers
Choosing a Career
Who am I?
Learn about yourself:
- Values: What is important to you?
- Interests: What appeals to you?
- Skills/Aptitude: What are you good at?
- Personality: What makes you you? / Who are you?
- Energy: High or low levels of energy?
Where am I going?
Learn about the career:
Once you’ve narrowed your career choices, talk to people who are working in that field or,
if possible, find a part-time or volunteer job in that field; job shadowing.
It’s helpful to ask questions such as, “What’s good and bad about this job?” and
“What are the educational requirements?”
There are many sources of career and job information available: check the internet or go to a library;
Informational interviews; Career Resource Centres.
Discover your top career areas of interest to you from 21 career areas, by completing the PACE Career Interest Questionnaire.
This questionnaire will assist you in identifying and research on those careers that you are likely to enjoy doing most!
How do I get there?
Consider how much training you will need for the career you’re interested in.
|High School Qualification||Cashier, Receptionist, Retail Salesperson, Security Guard, Waiter or Waitress and others.|
|Special Career Training (e.g. Apprenticeship)||Auto Service Technician or Mechanic, Cosmetologist, Police Officer, Boilermaker and others.|
|Higher Education Qualification||Accountant, Engineer, Nurse, Pilot, Teacher, Public Relations Officer, Doctor, Lawyer, Video Game Designer and others.|
Make use of the UJ Career Guidance Programme to see what you can apply for at UJ. This tool will assist you in identifying and research on those qualifications that you meet the admission requirements at UJ (Important: Have your latest academic results ready to complete the required fields).
PsyCaD Career Consultants presented on Career Development, specifically for Grade 12 learners (and their parents), during the Enriching Minds: UJ Winter School 2015 on the 9th of July. This workshop will assist Grade 12 learners to consider the most appropriate qualifications for their preferred careers. Watch this space for information on the next event.
< Click here to view the UJ Winter School 2016 Programme > (The 2016 programme will be available soon)
Looking for a full-time or part-time job, or Work Integrated Learning (WIL), internships or bursary opportunities? You need to be a registered user on YourCareer to view vacancies posted by employers exclusively for UJ students. < Click here if you are a registered user on YourCareer >
You will find the posted vacancies under your Job Portal tab in YourCareer.
If you are not a registered user on YourCareer, just follow three easy steps:
STEP 1: Sign into uLink https://ulink.uj.ac.za
STEP 2: Click on the YourCareer banner & authenticate your YourCareer account
STEP 3: Set your preferences & build your profile
COMPETITION: PsyCaD Career Services sponsored an iPad Mini for the YourCareer Competition, held between 4 May and 23 July 2015. The prize was won by a BA Journalism student.