This article, written by Laura Slingo from the UK’s leading independent job board CV-Library, has been written for you to share with your teenager so you can help them to understand what is expected of them in the working world and how their actions have consequences.
Sometimes we say things in the heat of the moment and regret our choice of words and phrasing. For teenagers, still learning the ways of the world, it can be easy to find oneself ruled by one’s emotions, and fly off the handle at a misunderstanding, burning bridges before they’ve even been built. Understanding what is expected of you in the world of work will help you to start your career the right way and enable you to avoid burning bridges with employers which could cause costly mistakes.
NEW TOOLKIT FOR SAVVY PARENT TO MAX THEIR TEENAGERS’ CAREER PROSPECTS
We are delighted to announce today that we have launched a new online resource to enable parents to transform their own teenagers’ academic and vocational career prospects. The ‘INSPiRED Teenager’ programme is an eight-part video-based career coaching toolkit complete with a set of accompanying eBooks. Developed by Carolyn Parry, the CDI’s Career Coach of the Year, the self-paced kit equips parents with all the resources they need.
Alice in Wonderland: Which way should I go?
Cat: That depends on where you are going.
Alice: I don’t know.
Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.
The same advice applies to your child’s career. Which is why students that don’t like to think about work and careers, that assume work will work itself out, often struggle to get the kind of job they want. And the world of work can be confusing. Did you know that 80% of employers don’t mind what students study? This means that your qualifications won’t always determine what job your child will end up doing.
Today’s young people have a world of opportunities before them, which is great, but also daunting. With so many options, it can be difficult to make sense of them and choose the most fitting, so we asked Dr Brooke Storer-Church, Senior Policy Advisor, Subjects and Skills at HEFCE (the Higher Education Funding Council For England) for advice.
In the first of two articles by Charles Hardy, Higher Education Partner at LinkedIn and LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com), he outlines why you should help your young person use LinkedIn (and it’s not just about finding jobs).
Just over 15 years ago , I was thinking of doing exactly the same, so I did. If you are thinking of changing too, I hope my story helps you...
We had just come back from almost a month off in France - our annual lifesaving holiday required to recharge exhausted energy levels and spend much needed time reconnecting the family, so we were ready to do it all over again for another year.
It's that time again when we make decisions and set resolutions for the different parts of our life for the coming year.
If you are still working on yours, Robert Waldinger's recent Ted talk on the Harvard 75 year study of what it takes to live a good life provides a great perspective from which to work.
Wishing you career happiness and health in 2016 from all at Career Alchemy.
Thinking of changing jobs next year? If so, you will be joining millions of other professionals doing the same in 2016, dubbed the "Year of Talent War" and "Candidate Power" in CV-Library's new survey, highlighted by the HR Review this week.
So how do you identify what needs changing so you can make the right choices and find the best opportunities to ensure you have a happier, and more successful working life next year?
These seven career evaluation questions, taken from our INSPiRE Career Development Programme, will help you identify what needs changing and give you the key to unlocking your best future in 2016.
When you love what you do, people can't help noticing. It shines through your actions.
A week ago, on a day when the world was reeling from terrorist attacks in Paris, I felt one person's love for her work first hand.
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