Virtual Work Experience for Career Changers

Virtual Work Experience for Career Changers

In a previous article, I talked about how my younger clients and their parents worried about the limited opportunities for gaining work experience. To help them, I listed a number of sites where students and young people can gain some work experience virtually, and for free. But young people are not the only ones concerned […]

Navigating England’s Educational Qualifications: A Guide for Parents

The range of qualifications available to not just our young ones but potentially to all of us these days is mind-boggling and I often hear from my career direction clients that they don’t know where to begin in helping their child to choose the right option for them. Not only can it be hard for […]

Virtual Work Experience for Teenagers and Students

Virtual Work Experience for Teenagers and Students

One of the regular worries my clients and parents have is the challenge of getting work experience. Arguably work experience has never been an easy thing to get, especially for those who don’t have the network of connections.  But now with the restrictions associated with the pandemic, gaining suitable work experience can be an even […]

How To Learn – Six Strategies for Successful Study

How To Learn - Six Strategies for Successful Study

The parents of my young adult clients understand that grades are important to career and, as we approach another academic year, you may also be wondering what to suggest to your youngsters (assuming they listen!) to encourage effective learning. There are the obvious things we keep getting told such as ‘make sure you get plenty […]

Fun, Free and Fruitful (Hopefully)

Fun, Free and Fruitful (Hopefully)

If you’re not in a position to consult a career coach for an assessment and advice on study and career options when you’re feeling stuck, one of your alternatives is to search on the Internet for free advice. When you do so, you will find hundreds of sites promising all sorts of answers to your […]

Six sizzling stats from UCAS

Six sizzling stats from UCAS

When I first started as a Career Coach, many of my clients were clear they wanted to go to university but were not sure what course might suit them. These days more and more of my teenage career direction clients question whether university is the best option. This is partly down to the cost – […]

Ten career fields crying out for talent – part 2

Ten career fields crying out for talent

If you’re like many parents of my younger Career Direction clients (aged between 15 and 24) or indeed in that age bracket yourself, you may well worry about the impact both automation and Covid have had on career opportunities and prospects. Often the main message is one of ‘doom and gloom’; fewer jobs, intense competition […]

Ten career fields crying out for talent – part 1

Ten career fields crying out for talent

If you’re like most of my clients, you probably find yourself worrying about your teenagers’ prospects career wise especially now with the reported impact of COVID on the economy and on jobs. Many parents want me to recommend careers for their youngsters that have genuine opportunities and room for progression. Often, my younger clients themselves […]

Could your teenagers’ annoying characteristics actually be assets for their careers?

Could your teenagers' annoying characteristics actually be assets for their careers?

Could your teenagers’ annoying characteristics actually be assets for their careers? Looking at the positive side of five of the most irritating traits If you’re like most of my clients, you probably find yourself complaining about your teenagers’ annoying characteristics and wonder how they will ever survive beyond school and college when you’re not on […]

Six factors to consider when helping your daughters and sons choose A levels

If your son or daughter has clear ideas about career and what they want to study beyond GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) that’s good news but what if they are overwhelmed about the choice, uncertain about what they really enjoy, or not confident about where their abilities lie? Perhaps they have been knocked off-track […]