Recent research by the Association of Colleges has revealed that 70% of young people trust their parents for job advice, raising concerns that much of this advice is misinformed and out of date. This is another statistic that will come as no surprise to any of us, given that so many of these young people no longer have the access to careers professionals at school. The full report can be read here in an article by the BBC.
But careers service or no careers service, this is always going to happen – children will always look to their close family networks to provide them with support and advice on these tricky decisions. So is there anything we can we do to ensure that parents are receiving up to date information and giving advice that is ultimately in the best interests of their child?