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Creating insanely great career education in Western Australia.


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An apple tree produces apples

Time to chill about career decisions with this quick hack to your future.

Skip Black Swans and Purple Elephants

If you have never had anything to do with black swans or purple elephants you are unlikely to give them much consideration in your future.

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If you have never had anything to do with farming or the army you are unlikely to give them much consideration as a career choice.

Skip careers that you haven’t had anything to do with.

An apple tree produces apples

applesPeople you like most, or who are closest to you, will have the most influence on your future. 

  • If your mum is a doctor you are likely to end up somewhere in the health industry. Particularly if you are a girl.
  • If your dad is a builder you are likely to end up in building trades, or maybe architecture or engineering. Particularly if you are a boy.

Check out 20 people you know who have jobs.  What are those jobs?

Break down gender stereotypes. Check out the jobs of everyone in your circle.

Go broad. “Health” could include be selling pharmaceuticals or doing medical research.

Which ones COULD you consider?

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Don’t expect the answer to shout at you. Your future will arrive in a whisper.

Take the Power

By knowing that apples produce apples you will have the power to take into your heart those careers that you know from your home and close environment. This new awareness will help you to make decisions about where to start your career.

This simple hack will rule out 90% of careers and will make your choices much more manageable.

(Your decision will be easier if you know if you like science or humanities. You can start by building on those natural abilities to narrow down your choices even more and kick start your career in your chosen industry. )

Discover insanely great careers information

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Relax…

  1. Your first copy will be with you soon.
  2. I will ask you to send through the list of staff you would like me to add to your school email group. Most schools have 6 – 10 staff on their list. A few just have one. You can add more people at any time.
  3. I will send them all their copy and tell them that they are welcome to re-issue the information however they wish within your school community.
  4. Each month you will get your new monthly issue with:
    • Information to share with students and families;
    • A section of events, resources and research for education professionals; and
    • A calendar of events months into the future.
  5. I will send you any new career teaching resources that I develop
  6. You can relax,  knowing you have a conduit to all the information you need to help your students to unearth their best path to their future.

I am an evangelist for insanely great career education. Tap into the In Focus Careers community to unearth the power to be a career hero to your students. 

Contact me at Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au or on 0434056412

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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WA Career Events – Week of July 24

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⇒ August Issue – Tertiary Reminders Careers Newsletter

I will send out the August newsletter this week (24th July) with news of career events happening in WA through August and September. As requested, I have included lots of information about:

  • Scholarships
  • Vocational education opportunities.

If you know of any events that I have missed please let me know and I will share that information here.

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⇒ STEM Incursion for Year 10 Students

Schools can enlist the help of Scitech to encourage year 10 students to choose STEM subjects by booking a school incursion.

⇒ Redesigning Futures Workshop Series Starts– Kent Street SHS

Workshops to empower senior students to become Changemakers for the Future start at Kent St Senior High on 28th July.

⇒ University Open Days

Green screen movie studios, wetland safaris and seeing how you use bubbles to float metal are on my “To See” list at the Murdoch Open DayOPen day⇒ 27th July UMATUmat

Good luck to everyone doing the Undergraduate Medical Admissions Test on 27th.

To read discussions between last year’s applicants search “UMAT 2015” on whirlpool.net.au forums.

⇒ 27 – 28 July West Kimberly Youth Services Forum

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Kimberley Youth Services are running workshops at Goolari to provide information on:

  • Employment and Careers
  • Money management
  • Emotional well-being

Ph: 9192 2228 Email: wkys.conference@gmail.com

⇒ 29th July Notre Dame Early Offers Close 

logo-notre-dameIf you are in Year 12, you can apply directly to Notre Dame and potentially receive an offer prior to doing your end of year exams.

 

If you want the know-how to connect to your ideal future career contact:

Bev.J@infocus-careers.com.au M: 04340564121