When researching a job and career path it is important to consider the following:
Remember that there are no jobs and careers which are only suitable for men or only suitable for women. You should think about what skills you have, what interests you and what you might be good at. Look at the careers resource centre in your school library to help find out more.
Start by reading our Real life case studies to see the different challenges our professionals faced when deciding what to do.
Choose your own path is our interactive matrix which can help you to think about some of the options available. Here you will find a range of industry areas and jobs and routes how to get to them. The options are not extensive, but it may give you some ideas to think about.
My World of Work is an interactive resource where you can research courses and jobs and find out how to develop skills for the workplace.
This week saw the report of the Scottish Parliament Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Committee inquiry into the gender pay gap. The report No Small Change: The economic potential of closing the pay gap makes 45 recommendations, to Scottish Government, its agencies, and employers, that aim to tackle women’s inequality at work.