Shelter At Home Opportunity — Talk To Your Teens About The Workplace And The Skills Required For Career Success.
Competition in the workplace is a fact of life. For every job one wants, others will want it too. What determines who wins the job? Isn’t this a conversation we should be having with our teens? Isn’t being able to answer this question essential to the achievement of career success?
Unfortunately, many teens are unable to answer the question with any specificity because most schools and parents fail to address it. So let’s use the extended time we have with our teens due to Covid 19 to start the conversation. Let’s help them gain a big-picture view of what it takes to achieve career success and how that relates to their current stage in life. Let’s equip them with strategies and tactics they can use to nurture their readiness to compete when they begin their careers? When we connect the dots between school curriculum, selection of a career path, competition for ja job, and the skills required to compete successfully, our teens are better equipped to prepare for their future.
Some think teens are unwilling to engage in this topic, and it should be deferred to a later time in their life, when they may be more receptive. This doesn’t square with the experience I have had with middle school and high school students during career prep seminars I have conducted. Here are a few examples of the feedback I have received from students attending my seminars:
“Thank you so much for opening my eyes to see that in order to succeed in life, we need to have a lot of qualities that I never would have guessed. I now have a better understanding of how to succeed and ways to get there.” – Meria
“Thank you so much for coming and speaking to us, and teaching us about work and skills, and what we can do right now to be successful in life, and how to prepare for the future. You taught me so much, and I found all of it so helpful. I will take it with me for the rest of my life.” – Josh
Start the conversation. Give your teens this gift today!