Careers – How You Can Help Your Child With Career Choices

Deakin University has provided the following suggestions in their Parents’ Guide to Tertiary Study:

  • Have conversations with your child about their interests, skills and strengths. These conversations can start early in secondary school.
  • Listen to what your child has to say – be patient and try to avoid correcting them.
  • Ask questions that help your child clarify their interests and abilities.
  • Make suggestions and offer advice, but don’t push them into anything.
  • Help connect your child to people working in jobs they are interested in.
  • Encourage your child to participate in workplace learning experiences.
  • Attend careers events, university experiences and open days with your child. This can be helpful prior to starting VCE.

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