Career Advice for Teenagers
Career Advice for Teenagers, Students and Graduates
Career Advice for teenagers –This page is aimed at young people aged up to 18.For 18s and over choose: Career coaching with students and graduates
For some this will be a university education, but what course, what university, and what about after graduation? Not all young people want, or need a university education. Vocational training or getting a job may be the right choice.
Too many young people opt for university without any in-depth thought on why. Too late they realise it was the wrong degree for their desired career. Others drop out as emotionally not ready, or not getting sufficient support to help with the transition from school. The investment to choose careers advice for students is just a small percentage of even one year at university.
I can help your child make effective choices for milestones such as GCSEs and A levels. Parents are reassured by working with a career psychologist with extensive experience in offering Career Advice for teenagers.
Career Advice for Teenagers combines 2 assessments along with 2 focused career coaching sessions.
(Almost) ALL my clients who have taken the Highlands Ability Battery wish they had taken it when they were younger as the information is so powerful when making career decisions.
My clients ask me why career aptitude tests aren’t more frequently used by schools. When a teenage takes a career assessment test they get to know what they can actually do which provides essential guidance to make decisions over study choices. But schools don’t have the budget for this type of assessment, relying instead on interest inventories. Just because you are interested doesn’t mean you will have the ability to be successful, and many of us aren’t sure if we are interested in something, or not.
We start with a 30-minute session to listen to your teen and help them think through any ideas they may have and to gain a clearer understanding of options.
We discuss 2 assessments in a 2-hour discussion
- The Highlands Ability Battery. This is a 3-hour assessment to identify natural ability and comes with 3 colour PDF reports (50 pages) including the Career Exploration Supplement to suggest career options. It also improves study skills, and increases self-confidence.
- The Strong Interest Inventory (SII) assesses interests and takes about 30 minutes to complete. You receive a 12-page colour PDF report.
We have a 30 minute follow up to review research and clarify next steps.
All discussions are recorded and sent as MP3s.
My Career Advice for teenagers can help young people to choose:
- A levels or other post 16 study
- Degree subject
- Specialism (e.g. for doctors and scientists)
- First job and possible career path
I’m interested in career advice for teenagers. What next?
Request a copy of ‘Be your child’s career champion, Part 1′ for ages 11-16.
Schedule a 15-minute enquiry call to talk using this link.
To Go Ahead
- The Teenager Programme for clients aged 18 and under is £577. Make payment and get details on preparation and the assessments. Access to preparation material and the SII is immediate. For the HAB I need to personally send on a registration key, it does not happen automatically. You will get access to my online scheduler to book our discussions. This could be by Skype/phone or you are welcome to come here (GL20 8HL).
“I am so glad we found Denise Taylor online! We were looking for someone to help our teenage son to find his way forward. We were aware of the Highlands Ability Battery because our daughter used them previously. We were very impressed with Denise’s personal and professional manner of working with our son. I only wish we had known about Denise before, I am sure our daughter would have received much more from the process had she used Denise.” ~ Dave
Evie: “My talk with you has been so helpful and I’ve finally chosen my A levels. I’m happy with my choice, and I definitely couldn’t have done it without you so thank you so much.”
Many thanks for your time yesterday. It was extremely constructive and Rachel is now better placed to decide for her future, which is very exciting. The results, I believe, have already helped her confidence as she can see in black and white where her natural abilities are. She is already talking about using the facts when having to write her personal statement for her uni application and has found the whole process both interesting and beneficial and will be recommending you to her friends.
“It was difficult for myself as a parent to be able to confidently advise and guide my daughter in her post A level education. She was a good all-rounder and had absolutely no idea what she wanted to do. It was such a relief to discover Denise who is such a knowledgeable and caring career expert. I am now confident that Rebecca is moving in the right direction.” Carol Crowther (mother to Rebecca)
“It is a journey of discovery; you make many fascinating realisations about yourself along the way. The knowledge you acquire will benefit you for the rest of your life. As for me I have found the programme invaluable in making decisions about my future degree course at university.” Rebecca Crowther