Your career is like a journey. When you’re on a journey, the scenery is always changing. You may choose to step off one path, and sometimes the path you’re on disappears in front of you.
When changes in your life journey are about jobs and education, it is called career transitioning. Unexpected transitions can uproot your life, disrupt your financial security and remove a part of your day that you really enjoyed. With the right support, a terrifying transition can become an exciting one.
Your career-life is not likely to follow one course, or track. There are many alternative paths that can take you to where you might like to go, and an experienced career coach can help you uncover them.
Everyone deserves to find the career of their dreams. Karen will help you take control of your future and find the motivation to keep working in the right way to fulfil your potential. Even if you don’t know what your ideal career looks like, planning and preparation with Karen will increase your confidence and independence.
Find out ways in which you can provide support for your teenager during the stressful time of subject selection and course planning. You will be their first source of information when things get confusing, so Karen will help you to be prepared to offer assistance.
The last few years of high school can be intimidating for teenagers. There is a lot of pressure to know what you want to do with your life, what course you want to get into and what subjects you might choose to study. Karen’s role is to break down these stresses and help students start the most enjoyable and suitable career journey.
Many students find themselves jumping between courses when they don’t have a plan. Karen will guide you through the confusing course requirements, complex application procedures and help you to learn about the pros and cons of taking a gap year. That way, you will be able to see what your future career-life might look like.
Year 10 is an important year where students will start consolidating their skills and finalising their direction for the remaining years of high school. By trying other elective subjects, and assessed coursework, and engaging in a Work Experience Program, Year 10s see potential new opportunities. Career assessments are often used by schools at this stage.
Formally assessed courses of study and training typically commence at this year level. Planning in Year 11 is necessary to provide clarity and confidence surrounding future study in preparation for university or other training pathways. By starting this planning process now a student is then able to place more of their focus upon their studies in Year 12.
Year 12 is a key transition year. Many Year 12 students will start applying for further education and training courses, while others will seek jobs. Meanwhile, a lot of final assessment tasks fill their time. Applying for courses can be a time consuming and confusing process, so support now is vital. Consideration may even be given to deferring courses and taking a Gap Year after Year 12. By putting the career coaching scaffolding in place, the Year 12 student feels much more in control.
In preparation for VCE, Year 9 is the perfect time for students to figure out their strengths, interests and preferences, while starting to explore future possibilities. Their school may use a career assessment this academic year. School camps and subject electives begin to build confidence in new activities. At age 15, young adults can gain part-time employment.