Think about how much it costs to raise a child? How much will it potentially cost for your teenager to go to university? A career coach experienced at working with young people will ensure that any choices are well thought through and increase your son/daughters confidence level.
I help young people through career coaching either alone or combined with highly reputable assessments.

I also work with students and graduates, coaching them to create a job search strategy, plan ways to enhance their CV and much more.
Thinking about the world of work can start from a young age, specific external support can start from the early teens and is highly valuable when making choices for GCSEs, ‘A’ levels and equivalent and post 18 choices.
It’s a competitive world and parents of teenagers can help by providing support and guidance to help them make choices at different ages.
Parents of children at all ages contact me to help their child start thinking about their career future and to ensure they make effective choices for milestones such as GCSEs and A levels. They are reassured by working with a career psychologist with extensive experience in offering careers advice to young people and one who finds it easy to relate to teenagers.
Career advice for teenagers at 13/14
Careers advice for teenagers can start at age 13 and even younger. This is not to define a career choice, but to help teenagers to understand the wide range of possible careers. Professional careers advice for teenagers along with parental support can provide encouragement to help a teenager to find out about careers and to help our teenagers understand more about their strengths and interests. This may be a good time to take something simple such as the Strong Interest Inventory to help with career suggestions. As a parent you can start discussing career ideas – please request a copy of ‘Be your child’s career champion, Part 1 for ages 11-16.
Career advice for teenagers – the GCSE years
Careers advice for teenagers as they approach their GCSE exams can help them consider their career choices after GCSEs. There are alternatives to ‘A’ levels, such as vocational qualifications. This is the perfect time to take the Highland Ability Battery and the information gained will be useful to improve study skills, understand strengths and increase self-esteem.
Both professional careers advice for teenagers and parental support can encourage career exploration, and career advice and support to encourage them to aim for something they really want to do. The Strong Interest Inventory is also helpful at this age and is a low cost option to help with career choice for students.
Evie says: “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.”
Teenage career choice can be difficult and a future career can seem as a distant objective, but getting a shortlist of career interests can help with identifying suitable part time work, and job shadowing. This is why I provide careers advice for teenagers. Assessments can be very helpful with career decision making.
 Many thanks for your time yesterday. It was extremely constructive and Rachel is now better placed to make a decision 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.

I’d love to talk with you about how I can help your teenage child (or older) with their career decision making, please get in touch to schedule a time to talk.

Published On: August 1st, 2018 / Categories: Students and Graduates /

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