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Further resources for planning your career

There are a wealth of resources on the OU careers website.

Use the other sections of the Help Centre to:

If you are an OU student you can participate in and read entries on our online forums and webinars.

If you are a mature student you may find our tips for mature graduates page useful to help you tackle the graduate employment market.

You may also find it useful to read the publications produced by the OU Careers and Employability Services, available to download from this site, giving further in depth advice and information to help you plan your next steps.

For some graduates, traditional forms of full-time employment are unattractive and increasing numbers of the workforce are turning to alternative ways of working that better fit their work and life values. Find out more about alternative work styles in the Exploring your career options section of this website.

If you are studying with the OU (or finished your studies within the last three years) you are entitled to a careers consultation with a careers adviser. This is designed to help you through the planning process and identify an action plan for your future. (If you last studied with the OU more than three years ago, you should go to the Contact page for other sources of careers advice.)

To find out details of professional associations relevant to this subject area, go to the Total Professions website.