Youth Career Coaching

(4 Posts)
Cheffie100 Tue 24-May-16 19:47:51

So I'm doing the whole SAHM thing but my brain is itching to do something and I'm determined to start my own business that still allows me to be there for the kids especially in school holidays.

I would like to sound you guys out about me starting my own career coaching business for 14-25 year olds. I feel very passionate about helping young people with CV writing, interview techniques, approaching employers, career planning etc. I appreciate they get some support in schools but now funding has been cut I believe it's pretty basic.

Do you think this is a service people would pay for? I would look to charge £30 an hour and would tailor the service to the individual. It would be my intention to help motivate them and help them discover their career path / job and set them a plan as to what they need to do to get there and what skills they need to develop. Would you pay for something like this for your child? Any thoughts most welcome. Thanks

SherryRB Tue 07-Jun-16 12:15:13

I know that people do pay for CV writing. Whether the age group you're thinking of will have the finance to pay, I don't know. It may be you'll need to target their parents rather than them directly. Perhaps talk to some charities that are involved in youth support work or if your local council has youth outreach work.
The Coaching Academy runs a course on coaching young people. They offer a free 2 day weekend coaching course. I started my coaching career like that (I don't work with young people).

EssentialHummus Tue 07-Jun-16 12:22:58

I work as a CV writer and interview coach (among other things). We don't tend to see a lot of demand from people at this age, possibly because they haven't really understood yet that they may need help or support in getting job-ready. (There may also be financial considerations / less disposable income?) Not sure what else to say but happy to answer any questions you have.

jclm Mon 27-Jun-16 16:54:57

I think this age group is open and ready to jump into anything, so they may not be a great target group. Have you thought instead about working with mums or older people? Much more call for it, I would have thought x

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