Secondary school pupils

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Secondary school journey

My World of Work is designed to help you make the best career decisions for the future.

By understanding more about your skills, strengths and interests, exploring your options and opportunities you'll make more informed decisions.

But that takes time, which is why you need to start preparing now.

We can help you build these career management skills through a range of easy to use tools and advice. They help you understand yourself and the world around you, and make ongoing career decisions.

There are four broad areas:


Understand yourself and look at the best career options for you.

Your account will drive your engagement with key tools. Login to your personalised page.


Be confident and able to tell others what you are good at.

Build and reflect on your strengths using our profile tool.


Understand and full explore different work, training and learning opportunities.

Use our tools to explore qualification routes and jobs.


Know the people who can help - and how - as you make applications for courses and jobs.

Use our interview, profile and CV tools to prepare. Apply through our job and course searches.

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Get help from careers advisers in school

My World of Work is part of Skills Development Scotland (SDS) – Scotland’s careers service.

There’s an SDS careers adviser based in your school. 

They’re on hand to give information, advice and guidance on what you’d like to do when you leave school - and the different routes you can take to get there.

You’ll have group sessions with your careers adviser at key stages in school, which will help you develop your Career Management Skills. 

They’re available for drop-in sessions too.

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