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Dottie Giles: Finding The Right Fit
Inspired by Season 2 of the THIS IS HOW podcast, Dottie Giles asks how you can figure out what you want to be when you’re older?
Published 16 October 2021
THIS IS HOW / Nominet / Livity

Before you try and get a job, you need to work out what you want to do as a career. But, nowadays, it feels harder than ever to wade through all of the potential careers to find the one that fits right for you.

For W!ZARD Radio Station’s Dottie Giles, growing up she was told that she could do anything – which, whilst motivational, wasn’t really helpful because she didn’t do well with making decisions! But, she knew that she loved to read and write so picking a career in journalism matched her ambitions.

Along the way she’s also discovered Search Engine Optimisation (or SEO) which is all to do with algorithms and how you can make your content found online.

THIS IS HOW is a podcast that interviews people who work in digital roles that you might not expect, like an engineer at BuzzFeed or a data analyst on Love Island.

Alongside the podcast, THIS IS HOW focuses on helping you to find out more about future roles in digital and it helps you to learn the skills you need to take on any of these roles.

On the THIS IS HOW website they have a quiz that takes into consideration your passions and suggests some roles within the digital world that really would suit you. It’s this concept that inspired my discussion question this evening.


On her radio show, Dottie Giles talked about her experience figuring out her dream career and asked listeners to send in their experiences. Listener Daniel messaged in about his struggle with his school counsellor…

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