MY CAREER PASSPORT
We are passionate about supporting young people to have the confidence to become whatever they want to be, whether
that is through a career, education, sport, art, music, volunteering or commitment to a cause.
A few years ago, Crystal was asked to undertake mock interviews for a high school career program. The students were clearly nervous and while some students could tell their life stories, many found it difficult to give more than one sentence answers. Interesting… here we had brilliant young people with potential to change the world and they couldn’t articulate one thing they were good at.
With a long career in the human resource and education sectors, Cherie shared similar experiences with young people finding it difficult to present the best version of themselves.
Identifying an opportunity to empower our youth, the team set out to create a tool that would help all young people to understand, develop and articulate the foundation skills that employers are looking for. My Career Passport is an innovative resource used in schools, universities, employment agencies, community organisations and homes, supporting young people in opening the door to employment.
Opening the door to employment
My Career Passport explains, in simple terms, the foundation skills that employers are looking for. Each skill is described in detail with interview questions; what employers want to know and tips on how to improve.
The resource provides example responses to commonly asked questions, supporting the reader to articulate and document their own experiences. The collection of experiences will grow as the reader develops skills and expands. The outcome...young people with an understanding of foundation skills, with confidence through experience, job ready for meaningful employment.