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Good Career Guidance Innovation Day - 30th June

INSPIRE Staff, EXPLORE possibilities, ENABLE schools/colleges, INVESTIGATE solutions, USE innovative techniques Find out how you can do all of this at our Good Career Guidance Innovation Day in the North East with the NE LEP, Northumbria University, and Juice Box Design!

The Big Venture Challenge Journey

My lovely social media manager asked me to write a short blog about how I felt graduating as a Big Venture Challenge 2014 Winner.

As a social entrepreneur, you are always TOTALLY occupied and time for reflection is rare.  However, this last week really took me by surprise.  For the last year, Talentino! has been part of a cohort of…

Careers Guidance from Humans!

Over the last 6 weeks or so that I have been with Talentino, I have been trying to work out what most people want to see in their career guidance. This comes from government reports, independent studies, various platforms where young people have made themselves heard, as well as just asking people around me. Aside from answers like ‘information on how to win the lottery’, there seemed to be one…

New Careers and Conversations

I’ve been attached to Talentino! on a placement.  I’m not just out of college, nor am I looking to get my first foot on the jobs ladder.  I’m currently a stay at home mum, with 15 years of work behind me as a television producer.  A group called Digital Mums, based in East London, placed me with Talentino! as they thought we’d make a good match.  And…

Career Paths and Learning Curves

Since I joined the Talentino team at the start of the year, I decided to write about what I have learnt from my foray into the world of Careers Education. From various trips to the House of Commons, to seeing school programmes in action across the country, to my March-time trip to Dusseldorf to see how the Germans do it. Before I go into all of that, I thought it best to give some insight…

Take a Moment and Put Yourself in Your Child’s Shoes…

Many of us parents had our own ‘unique’ experience of careers advice when we were starting out.  I wonder if you remember the, for some, excruciating moment when you got asked:  What do you want to do? Why not do this? What about Sally up the road, isn’t she doing well? – when actually all you were interested in as a teenager were your friends, music, fashion and perhaps just trying to work…

Did you know, young people make their first career decisions aged 12?

New Year is a time of thinking about things differently, gaining new perspectives and an opportunity to garner a different approach.  However, in the same way as we go back to work and school, that opportunity is fleeting before all the daily minutiae sweeps us up and carries us along.

Young…

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This weekend has been full of family, warmth and that feeling of anticipation that the period of Advent gives us, whether it’s keeping ourselves in check and not eating all the chocolates in the calendar in one go or an Advent with a slightly more ecclesiastical meaning.

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