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Career Advice Talk for Graduates (& Career Changers)

A few weeks ago, I was asked to record a careers talk for one of my old schools. Whilst it might have been recorded for school leavers, I think the advice I gave is incredibly relevant for graduates and career changers too, as there’s a similar sense of ‘getting started in something new’ and ‘what’s next’ that spans both situations.

So, I thought I’d share the video more widely.

In it, I cover:

- What my role as a Career Coach involves

- The main components of my job, and it’s pros and cons

- An overview of my career so far, and what I’ve learnt along the way

- Where to start and what to consider when leaving education or changing career

- What to do to prep for a new employer or your first job

- What skills employers are looking for

- What areas of personal development to work on before starting out

- What mindset to adopt to help you along the way

- CV & interview advice

- My thoughts on the impact of Covid-19 on the coaching industry, and career options in the future


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The three coaching sessions I have had with Alice have all been on different areas of my life that I wanted to improve. She has been a great help in all of them, coaching with a friendly style that allows me to come to my own realisations and conclusions. Overall, the sessions have been a huge help with my personal life and in heading off on my journey to set up my own business. I have already recommended her to a number of friends.

Self-Employed Personal Skills Trainer
Alice Stapleton

About Alice

Alice coaches those who want to change career but don’t know what they want to do instead. She offers Career Coaching designed to help graduates, early to mid-level career-changers, and parents returning to work gain a clear vision of what career is right for them, and how to achieve it. She is also a qualified Coach Supervisor.