Careers – Skills Development Scotland
James Foley, School Careers Adviser, is based in school full-time and throughout the year pupils can access the following support:
· One-to-one career coaching appointments to explore their post school options.
· Employability support – Help with CVs, applications, personal statements etc.
· Group sessions across all year groups at crucial times e.g. subject choice, post school options and labour market information.
Parents/Carers are more than welcome to make an appointment if they would like to discuss any aspect of their young person’s future, particularly around post school options or around that all important subject choice time.
About Skills Development Scotland
As a school based Careers Adviser, James is part of a broader Skills Development Scotland team, which works together to ensure young people have the best chance of realising their full potential. Support from Skills Development Scotland does not stop at the school gates. SDS support is available post school and to all ages. A package of increased support is open to those who need it most to ensure that all have the best chance to access opportunities and make confident and fulfilling transitions.
My World of Work
My World of Work is Scotland’s online careers information and advice service – offering tools to help you choose a career. www.myworldofwork.co.uk provides a unique mix of tools, features and up-to-the minute job information to help you find out more about yourself and the current and future job market throughout Scotland.
On the site you will find up-to-date information on jobs and courses, as well as tips on CV writing and interviews to help you explore your options and make the best decisions about your future.
My World of Work offers careers information to pupils and parents/carers when it’s needed most and especially at critical times of the school year such as when making subject choices, during exam results time, or when applying to university or college.
There are some fantastic resources at your fingers tips such as:
· The “About Me” tool – explore your likes and interests to find out what really makes you tick.
· The “My Strengths” tool – explore potential skills, qualities and values that you may have and how to make the most of them.
· Explore your options – check out Careers A-Z to find out all you need to know about hundreds of different jobs out there. Have a look at Course Choices to see where different learning, training or volunteering options could take you.
· Create a great CV – My CV gives you step-by-step help and templates to write and save up to five CVs.
· Network – learn about using your connections and contacts to explore the “hidden job market”. Read tips on job hunting through social media.
· Perfect your interview skills – use the My Interview tool to help you prepare and understand what to expect when you go for an interview. There’s also advice on handling interview nerves and how to research an employer before the big day.
Visit myworldofwork.co.uk now and sign up for all the great features designed to help you on your way.