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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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I first contacted Alice at a time when I was feeling very low about my work and desperate to make a change. Alice listened closely to my needs and tailored our sessions to the specific challenges I was facing. She was quick to follow up after our sessions, to reflect on what I’d said, and to give me further exercises which would help with my development. Alice really helped me to build my confidence to think logically through potential risks of leaving a job and of moving into a new sector, which I did and where I have just started my first job. I have recommended Alice to many friends and friends of friends who I hope will benefit from her coaching as much as I have.

Editorial Assistant (previously an EA)
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 career-changers, and parents returning to work gain a clear vision of what career is right for them, and how to achieve it.