There are so many options when choosing a career, the competition is tough, and most school leavers have little practical experience.
The BBC Academy's Kris Bramwell spoke to BBC new talent schemes coordinator Affie Jeerh and National Careers Service adviser Rachel Locke to hear their advice.
"What I firstly advise people to do is have a real, hard think about what it is that makes them the person they are."â€“ Affie Jeerh
In this podcast you'll learn more about:
- getting your CV right
- how to write brilliant covering letters
- what are the options for people starting their career today
- transferable skills
- how to stand out for the right reasons
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