Talking Careers with Young Adults

82% of Gen Z’s expect that their parents will have an enormous impact on their career choices.

If it’s been 15 years or more since you began your career journey, you’ll find that things have changed. Your kids are facing a completely different world than you did at their age. If you want to guide their education and career plans effectively, you’re going to need the right tools. The goal of this video series is to give you quality information to help your young-adult kids figure out their next steps in education and career planning.

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Chapter 1: what is career development?

In this first installment, we’ll take a look at what career development actually is.

What does it mean for youth? What does it mean for anyone? And is your high school guidance counsellor your one chance at career support?

Chapter 2: mindset and language

How you talk about your own career has a huge impact on how your kids view their ability to make good career decisions. In this video, I break down the two most common conversations I have with parents and guardians. By the end of this 8 minutes, you might have a better idea of how your mindset and language can put up walls between you and your kids.

Chapter 3: post-secondary pathways

The post-secondary landscape has changed a lot since you were in high school. In this video, we’ll look in more detail at the three best-known pathways out of high school: apprenticeship, college and university. Consider it a jumping-off point to explore. There’s plenty to learn about these three areas alone!

Chapter 4: economy and trends

Do you remember what the world was like when you started your very first grown-up job?

Since then, the way people move through the workplace has altered quite a bit. In this video, we’ll take a look at the work landscape your Millennial and Gen Z kids are entering.

Chapter 5: post-COVID

We’re not out of the woods yet, but there’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had an enormous impact on employment. And your kids are starting out this way.

In this video, we’ll take a look at what your kids can expect in the next year or two and how to look longer term in their career planning.

Careers and education with a side of common sense.

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