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CAREERS AND YOUNG PEOPLE

With record numbers of young people out of work the pressure is on from the crazily early age of 14 to make the right decisions.

Subject choices Ė GCSE and beyond

If I take double science instead of triple will this affect me later?
If I give up a language will I regret it?
Can I study Art/ Drama/Music/Sports, and downplay other subjects?
Is studying a musical instrument a waste of time and money?

Sixth form

I just want to leave school, what do I do next?
Should I move schools at 16?
Should I do the International Baccalaureate?
Should I get a Saturday job or concentrate on study?
What am I good at? Am I brainy?
What jobs make money/let me be on my computer/help me travel?

Higher education Ė or not

What course should I study?
Should I try for Oxbridge or vet studies?
How to an impression on the Admissions Interviewer?
I might want to be a teacher later on Ė what degree should I do?
I havenít a clue what to put in my UCAS Personal Statement!
Should I join university societies and if so, which ones?
Iím more interested in extra - curricular activities than a degree!
I donít want to load myself with debt so donít want to go to uni.

Work

Voluntary work, is it a waste of time?
My parents want me to get a job while Iím a student Ė is this good?
What do I put on my CV?
Shall I do the milk round or wait till I have graduated?
What are the right things to say at a job interview?

These sorts of questions rebound in the brain of many young people and their parents. They can make the world seem a competitive and confusing place. State funded careers services have been cut to the bone and university careers services tend to be under Ė used.

Many young people lack up to date or relevant guidance from parents or teachers. If there is a dilemma, it is so much better to air it now than go down a blind alley leading to a decision which might be regretted. Book one session now and see what a difference it makes. The sessions are usually two hours. Lynne will concentrate on hearing the young person tell their story, asking some pertinent questions, having a joint discussion and sometimes administering some relevant psychometric questionnaires about preferences, interests or possible occupations. A second session can helpfully feedback these result , rehearse a mock Admissions or job interview, refine the Personal Statement or CV and boost confidence.

Please contact lynnespencer@lifeworkplay.co.uk for an appointment.