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Teenagers making career decisions - why is it so hard?


Thu 19 Apr 2018, 7:30pm–8:45pm

Where: EIT Hawke’s Bay Campus, 501 Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $16.00 ($15.00 + $1.00 fees)
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Listed by: Russell Booth

How can we help teenagers and young adults make better more effective career decisions? It is a very complex process yet somehow it seems to be left to chance and somehow they will 'figure' it out! With the increasing costs of tertiary education and the multitude of earn-as-you-learn options, the whole process is more confusing than ever for young people and especially parents and guardians.

Russell Booth an experienced and well-respected career professional will explain what you need to know as a parent/guardian to understand what young people are thinking, the influences on their decisions and ways you can help.

It covers understanding the development of the brain in those teenage and young adult years not only the physical and neurological changes but also the impact on their thinking and their decisions.

The workshop also covers understanding how and when young people develop a sense of purpose which underpins our motivation for everything we enjoy in life including our work and careers. It will show the link between purpose, interests, skills and achievements and careers.

Finally it will give you some ideas and strategies to use to help any young person you care about when making a decision about their future. By the end of the session you should have a better understanding of what a young person is thinking and why and ways to help them make better decisions about their careers.

Russell Booth has over 20 years experience in the careers field mainly in New Zealand but also in the UK. He runs his own business Career Change Ltd in Hawke's Bay and Auckland and has worked successfully with many young clients. He has just finished working at the ASB Careers Centre at the University of Auckland as a Career Consultant. Check out his LinkedIn page or Career Change's Facebook page

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