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Job Market Minefield

Job Market Minefield.

The other day I was reading an email that I received from the mother of a teenage girl. This is the concern she shared with me:

“My daughter is due to choose her options at the end of February. I thought as part of this process she would receive careers advice, but I have found out that this is not the case. It’s just a minefield for a girl of 13 to be thinking about a future as an adult without professional guidance. Where do we turn as parents?”

I believe that this Mum was expressing a concern that must be shared by a lot of parents.

Only the other day, I replied to a recently qualified graduate who asked: “What is the best way to stay motivated in a job search as a new graduate?”

In the current situation, her frustration is not hard to imagine. I sent her an in depth reply to her appeal. A couple of days’ later, I was delighted when she wrote, “Thanks Barry, you nailed it!”

One of the shortest compliments I’ve ever received, but it meant a lot to me to know that I helped a young lady whom I will never meet. It’s why I do what I do.

From the “coach who rocks,” God bless until next week.