Career Coaching is really beneficial for your child’s career resilience. This is the finding of Sareena Hopkins, Executive Director of the Canadian Career Development Foundation.
Sareena, International Gold Medal Winner for career development practice, has been speaking this week at the Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV) Annual Conference. She highlighted the similarities between the world of work in the Canadian context and that of Australia, and therefore the increasing importance of the work of professional career development practitioners.
As in Australia:
- Canadian graduates are facing difficulties in obtaining meaningful employment
- A large number of graduates are living at home with their parents
- There is an increase in depression and anxiety among youth groups
There are a number of issues facing our children and young adults that can impact their career resilience. Sareena Hopkins says these amount to, “Wicked Problems” – interconnected multiple problems.
Sareena goes on to suggest that professional career coaching can be essential to many students, in order to help find solutions to the Wicked Problems that they face. Without support they may lack the career resilience that is now essential in our rapidly changing world of work both in Australia and around the globe.Career resilience can be taught by supporting a student to:
-develop the essential skills required by employers, including enterprising skills
-navigate the relevant labour market information for their area
-choose carefully from the wealth of training and education opportunities post year 12
Talk to Karen at Karen Your Career Coach to discuss career development coaching for year 9s and beyond, that includes: one-on-one coaching; careers tools, such as personality and skills questionnaires and the development of action plans. Using these well tested and researched approaches students and career changers are finding clarity and gaining increased career confidence.
Contact Karen at firstname.lastname@example.org