We know that careers are changing. As are young people’s expectations around what they want their careers to look like. Traditional career paths are disappearing as more accessible but equally respected options are now readily accessible.

Discussing career options with your children or younger relatives can be stressful, however it is important for anyone looking to provide advice and guidance to start by listening and resisting the temptation to project their experiences or views on those they are trying to support.

This year, National Careers Week is focusing on ‘empowering positive change through careers education’, with a wealth of useful information, including booklets and guides, available on the NCW website.

As a leading recruiter in the UK we want to take some of the pain out of discussing career options, and have collated a range of these resources for you to access. And don’t forget, if you want more bespoke advice to speak to one of our 30 UK branches or check out resources on our website.

 

The Parent’s Guide to National Careers Week

The Parents’ Guide to provides parents with the information they need to help their teenage children make the right choices to create successful futures after GCSE and sixth form. The guide includes the most up to date information on topics such as apprenticeships, universities and revision techniques.

Download the full guide here.

 

The Future of Work Guide

With so much uncertainty about the future of work because of Covid-19, career choices may well be difficult right now. This guide is useful for helping parents, careers advisers and teachers navigate and understand the future of work, so they can help teenagers prepare for it.

Download the full guide here.

 

Dr Radha’s Top Tips For Stress

In such an uncertain time, it’s important to know how to deal with your stress. In this video, Dr Radha provides expert tips on dealing with stress in the current climate, with additional hints on staying focused and making decisions.

Watch the full video here.

 

Employability Skills Resource

This employability skills document allows you to facilitate some great discussions at home about careers, with parents able to work together with their teenage children to learn and improve their employability skills.

Download the document here.

 

About Gi Group

Gi Group is one of the world’s leading companies that provide the best services for the development of the labour market. Gi Group is active in the fields of temporary recruitment, permanent and professional staffing, search and selection, executive search, outsourcing, training, outplacement and HR consultancy. Thanks to our direct presence and strategic partnerships in the UK and in more than 40 countries across Europe, APAC, the Americas and Africa, we can guarantee efficiency and quick response.

We are able to assist all clients and candidates, and we have developed strong expertise in large and multinational organisations, for which we have implemented global solutions through specialist divisions and dedicated local and international teams. Gi group are ranked globally as one of the largest staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts, and we are also a global corporate member of the World Employment Confederation (formerly CIETT).