Calling all parents of 14-25 year olds?

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

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

Vardyparty Tue 24-May-16 19:54:30

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Abbinob Tue 24-May-16 19:54:42

Im not a parent of one but I am one and we have that for free here, I think most areas do too which might be a problem

titchy Tue 24-May-16 19:58:40

There's a mountain of stuff online plus as others have said free stuff that schools subscribe to.

What are your skills and experience in this area?

To be blunt if you can't research and work out what careers advice, ie your specialist area, is out there I'm not sure I'd be paying you to research and find out the right route to my child's ambition to work at CERN.

Cheffie100 Tue 24-May-16 20:02:13

Well I appreciate you taking the time to reply. Thanks

TeenAndTween Thu 26-May-16 21:26:55

I would perhaps be willing, though I would want to know
- what knowledge/experience/qualifications you have
- how many hours advice would be needed
One issue I have had with schools is they listen to what DD wants but don't properly take into account / assess her strengths/weaknesses.

byjimminey Sat 28-May-16 10:24:37

Yes, I may be tempted by it but as someone else pointed out, it would probably depend on the number of hours that might be needed. I would probably be more keen on the interview techniques and approaching employers part.

chocolateworshipper Sat 28-May-16 10:44:42

I think you would need to carefully investigate the quality of such services in your local area. Where I am, the service is there in theory, but it isn't great quality, so I might be prepared to pay. You could look at what else that age group need - if you have any experience of mindfulness, you could offer that for students leading up to exam season for example. Good luck

Floralnomad Sat 28-May-16 10:51:35

I have 2 DC in that age range and no I wouldn't pay for that service and neither would they .

Tiggeryoubastard Sat 28-May-16 10:58:26

Have 2 in that age range, no, I wouldn't and neither would they. Tbh if you can afford £30 an hour you probably have the wherewithal to either do these things yourself or do a little research and learn.

bruffin Sat 28-May-16 11:02:50

I wouldnt pay for it because most schools in our area (herts and essex) supply that for free ie bring in business people who do interviews and provide written feedback.

byjimminey Sat 28-May-16 11:28:03

Other than one of those career interviews where someone tells you that your ideal job would be a florist, tree surgeon or antiques expert but probably not a car mechanic or data entry person I cant think what support has been offered at our secondary school and I certainly haven't been made aware of any other services on offer.

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