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IMPORTANT POINTS FOR PARENTS TO REMEMBER

You can support your children into young adulthood best by:

  • LISTENING REFLECTIVELY to them
  • SEARCHING FOR OPENINGS to discuss possibilities without judgement
  • ENCOURAGING them to seek information and guidance early and often
  • AVOIDING panic and anxiety
  • EMBRACING moments of contradiction and idealism
  • PROVIDING A FRAMEWORK for realistic experiences

Resources and websites which may be helpful

Several authors, among the multitude of books on careers, might be of further help to you:  Dr Heather Carpenter visited us in 2008 with the launch of her book, “The Career Maze”, which showed parents how to talk with their students about careers.  Her most recent book, “Your 21st Century Career: New Paths to Personal Success” will take any of us into thinking and planning for our next phases.  Heather McAllister is the author of “Who You Are Is What You Do: Making Choices about Life After School” which gives a clear and concise explanation of where students might be in their process and how to move forward.
   

For those of you who are interested in psychological approaches, there is a myriad of literature based around the Myers/ Briggs research on personality and other approaches, including: “What’s Your Type of Career”, “Career Match”, “Do What You Are”, “What Next?" and “The Pathfinder”.  Our Careers Library stocks the Jet Study Guide and also has many copies of “Jobs Galore”, produced by Careers New Zealand, whose website is rich with very useful and easily usable sites and materials. We also have the very useful Victoria University “Career View” resources which explain in depth, what career outcomes are available through majoring in particular subject areas.

Websites which you may wish to explore are:
 
  
   

There are also many websites for the ITOs, the Industry Training Organisations:
http://bcito.org.nz/
http://www.careerforce.org.nz/
http://www.competenz.org.nz/ 
http://www.hito.org.nz/
http://www.connexis.org.nz/
https://mito.org.nz/
http://www.nzmarine.com/
http://www.primaryito.ac.nz/
http://www.serviceiq.org.nz/ 
http://www.skillsactive.org.nz/
http://skills.org.nz/