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Finding Your Career Path: Navigating Career Anxiety with Suncorp

Choosing a career path can be daunting, often accompanied by a dreaded experience: career anxiety!

Suncorp understands that choosing a career path can be overwhelming, and career anxiety can be a common companion on this journey.

Join Suncorp as they talk you through how to manage this type of anxiety and work through it to uncover your next steps.

7 Tips for Overcoming Career Anxiety

First, know that feeling anxious about your career choices is normal. Everyone experiences this uncertainty at some point in their lives. It’s a sign that you care about your future.

Let’s explore actionable steps to help you find your way with confidence:

  1. Seek Guidance: Reach out to mentors, family, teachers, and career counsellors for insights and support. Their experiences can guide you in understanding what comes after high school.
  2. Start with Education: Embrace learning opportunities to prepare and grow your strengths. Education boosts confidence and readiness for the future.
  3. Build a Support Network: Surround yourself with an encouraging network of friends and family. Share your aspirations and worries with them; they’ll be your biggest cheerleaders.
  4. Set Realistic Goals: Break down your career aspirations into achievable, manageable steps. This approach minimises anxiety and keeps you on track.
  5. Self-Reflection: Spend time pondering your interests and passions. Your career should align with your values and what you love.
  6. Embrace Continuous Learning: Recognise that learning is a lifelong journey. Be open to adaptation as the world and your career evolve.
  7. Be Open to Exploration: Don’t feel confined to your first job or career choice. Embrace exploration and evolution.
Exploring Financial Services: A World of Opportunities

Whether you know where you’re going or are open to uncovering new opportunities, the financial services industry offers much more than numbers! It’s about fostering financial well-being for individuals, businesses, and communities.

Here’s a quick look at just a few of the ways a career in this sector is worth diving into:

  1. Diverse Opportunities: The sector boasts many careers, from financial advisors to software developers. Find your niche based on your skills and interests.
  2. Financial Literacy: Working in financial services equips you with invaluable financial knowledge applicable to your personal life. Continuous learning and financial literacy are core in this field.
  3. Community Impact: Financial professionals shape the global economy, influencing the well-being of individuals and organisations. You contribute to economic growth and stability.
  4. Making a Difference: A career in financial services isn’t just about making money; it’s about creating a financially secure future for all. You have the power to impact your community positively.
Your Path to Financial Services

Interested in this rewarding field? The industry thrives on diversity, with professionals from various backgrounds equally contributing. There are multiple pathways, both tertiary and non-tertiary:

  • Non-Tertiary Options: Many entry-level roles don’t require a university degree. You can work directly with customers, assisting with products and transactions.
  • Tertiary Paths: If you pursue university qualifications, areas like Accounting, Economics, Commerce, Law, Marketing, Business, Information Technology and Mathematics are common in the industry and are sometimes required for our more specialised positions.

Find Out More

Suncorp Group is home to Australia and New Zealand’s most trusted names in financial services.

Your future here is yours to make because, with Suncorp Group, you get out what you put in. We’re a big group with diverse opportunities around every corner, so you can explore your aspirations and design the career pathway that’s right for you.

Suncorp Group is a place where you can be your whole, authentic self because the best version of you is the one that’s true to who you are.

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