Careers Advisers at Harrow Youth Stop are qualified to give Information, Advice and Guidance. At the first meeting, we will usually ask you a few questions so that we are able to offer you the most appropriate support.
Below is a brief, non-exhaustive list of some of the things we can help you with:
· Offer careers advice and guidance to help you with your next steps (Post 16, Post 18)
· Help you look for and apply for training, apprenticeship or job vacancies
· Offer practical help such as CV writing, completing application forms or even interview practice
· Help you consider other useful options such as volunteering or gaining work experience
· Signpost you to other services that can help you i.e., health and wellbeing services, youthwork services, mentoring services
· Help you understand the local and national job market
· Make you aware of local and national careers events that you can attend (to include virtual events and podcasts)
· Give you printed information about a specific subject or signpost you to other useful careers resources, many would be online
· Provide specialist support to you if you are unemployed (NEET) or have a learning difficulty or disability, for example.
· Provide information to your parents/carers or support network
Before you come in, there are some helpful websites that can get you thinking, it may be that they create more questions than they answer, but staff at HYS will be able to help you makes sense of what you’ve read and put a plan in place so you can take the next step and progress forward.
Take the Buzz Quiz to develop self-awareness and start thinking about careers. This fun, quick quiz helps you explore your strengths and preferences, and explore links between your personality, working styles and job types. It also helps generate career ideas.
Set up a Start profile which can help you organise and formulate your career journey over a long-term period, it is a free online careers platform, designed to connect 11-18 year olds with their future career potential.