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    Looking for exam results help?

    So the moment of truth has arrived for this year’s A level students. There will and should be plenty of hugs all around both for those who are happy with their results and for those who are feeling disappointed. Thumbs down to the mean-spirited Mail that leads with ‘One in...

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  2. CDI announces new President Elect

    The Career Development Institute has announced that Virginia Isaac, Chief Executive of the Inspiring Futures Foundation, has been voted in as its new President Elect. Mrs Isaac has worked in the private and public education sector for more than 25 years and as well as leading a careers company employing some 100...

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  3. London Ambitions: a blueprint for the development of careers strategies in all regions?

    The London Enterprise Panel, London Councils and the Greater London Authority have come together to launch their careers strategy for all young Londoners. This high profile political support has the potential to give added momentum to the initiative. Potentially too, the allocation of monies from the European Social Fund to...

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    ASPIRES-2 - 14-19 year olds

    The ESRC-funded ASPIRES -2 project based at King's College, London will track the science and career aspirations of a previously studied cohort for the next five years of their lives

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    careersworld

    Regional careers magazines and downloads for young people and those who help them on the careersworld website

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    Post 16: University access scheme of work

    Seven adaptable 45-minute lessons and pdf resources on key factors to consider when applying to university - Downloadable from The Brilliant Club website

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    The UK Register of Career Development Professionals

    To achieve 'registered professional' status, you need to be a member of the Career Development Institute and to hold an approved qualification in careers guidance (at level 6 or above). As a fully registered...

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    Videos: icould

    An online library of free careers videos on the icould website

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  1. How to find fulfilling work

    I recently bought myself a highly readable self-help book called How to find fulfilling work by Roman Krznaric (Macmillan, 2012). It’s never too late, I thought! But what attracted me to it in the first place was a passage I came across about Frank Parsons. Be honest, what do you know...

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  2. The Six ‘E’s of Good Work

    Hardly a day goes by without a report on the damaging effects of having bad work. Take the long hours culture, for example, that is still so entrenched in certain sectors in the UK. Long hours raise levels of stress and heart disease. Productivity goes down. Talent is wasted. Individuals...

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  3. The Giver

    Or what if, Jonas went on, almost laughing at the absurdity, people were allowed to choose their own jobs? Dystopian novels of the future for young adults provide rich source material for getting pupils to think more deeply about their lives, choices and transitions. The Giver by the American children’s...

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  1. "They're always telling me to live my dreams. But I don't want to be naked in an exam I haven't revised for" Grace The Child, Edinb Festival

  2. Planning a lesson on challenging stereotyping? Look at the Women and Manual Trades training video (wamt.org/videos/1)

  3. J Paul Getty's three simple rules for a successful career "Rise early, work hard, strike oil" -from Patrick Kidd's diary in The Times on Sat