Parents and career planning…

deakinHow can parents assist their child(ren) to plan their career?

The following helpful suggestions are from Deakin’s legendary Parents’ Guide to Tertiary Study

  • Have conversations with your child about their interests, skills and strengths. These conversations can start early in secondary school.
  • Listen to what your child has to say – be patient and try to avoid correcting them.
  • Ask questions that help your child clarify their interests and abilities.
  • Make suggestions and offer advice, but don’t push them into anything.
  • Help connect your child to people working in jobs they are interested in.
  • Encourage your child to participate in workplace learning experiences.
  • Attend careers events, university experiences and open days with your child. This can be helpful prior to starting VCE.

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