YOUTH & NEW GRADS
Career Design & Growth Strategies
So many clients I work with, of all ages, often express frustration that they weren't taught enough in high school and/or college/university about what kinds of careers are out there, how they align to their interests and then how to navigate and drive that career forward.
Unfortunately, not all college and university degrees are created equal when it comes to getting jobs afterwards. And the debt so many young people are facing only adds to their stress as they launch into adult life. Which often creates pressure for their parents, as well, as they try to assist both financially and emotionally.
That's where working with a Career Consultant is useful BEFORE and DURING the post- secondary education process. Most often I begin by doing an assessment to match your (or your child's, if you're a parent) interests, talents and skills to an educational program that will suit them now ... and in the future.
And I take pride in acting as a realistic as well as encouraging force as we carve the stone that -- with time and effort -- will reveal a career-skills pathway that has the potential to be both satisfying and rewarding. As with all careers, there are never guarantees, but I believe self-knowledge is the best foundation, especially when it comes to making well-informed and actionable decisions; since careers, like life, are better viewed as a journey than a single destination.
Then we work on a plan to also make the best use of time spent while still in school and right after.
And sometimes the path isn't towards university or college, but to a poly-technical, trades or on-the-job training. Even artists and creative types can make great livings these days but it doesn't necessarily mean going to school to get the skills they need to get great jobs.
And some of the new ways of working -- while they may not be ideal -- can be a great fit for the right person, and allow them to thrive while making a good to even great living!
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experience can come from more than just jobs!
There's more than one way to get job-worthy experience that employers love.
I've designed hundreds of strategic experience-building plans to help young clients build skills they don't have for jobs they want!
Often without spending a dime!
And while having fun doing it!
Contact me to learn more about designing a Strategic Volunteering and Self-Directed Interning Plan for you or your high-school aged or post-secondary school-bound child! It's never too early to start building resume-worthy experience!