As a mum of two boys – one at secondary school and the other at college, I understand how tough making decisions around what to do after they leave school can be for them. As luck would have it.. I’m a qualified careers adviser, so my two are particularly fortunate in that sense. However, if I didn’t do this job, I know I would have felt very unsure how to truly help them to understand all of their options and make well informed decisions. So, where do you start to support your kids with the right career advice? Here’s a link to a blog I wrote recently for Ideas4Careers, a fantastic organisation I am associated to in my work at secondary schools. Here, I suggest where you might want to start if you are keen to help your own children make good career decisions Read it now .
If you or your child are feeling a little unsure or stuck with leaving school, sixth form or college, or career and study choices, I do offer private careers advice and guidance sessions for your child or you (or both of you together).
In the session I help your child to:
- Understand all of the education and career opportunities open to them and what they mean for their future career
- Think about what to study and careers that may suit them based on their preferences, skills and interests
- Know how to take effective next steps in applications to college, sixth form, apprenticeships or university
- Make well considered, personalised and well-informed decisions about their career and education after leaving school (and as a parent, you feel confident that they can do this for themselves!)