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What do you think you’ll enjoy most about working?

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Is your child good at problem solving or presenting, or is their best skill listening to people? Maybe it’s analysing lots of information. Encourage your child to think of all the things they’re good at. It might be useful to share what you think they’re good at to get the conversation started.

What skills do you have that you think would be useful in a future career?

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Encourage your child to think about their hobbies and interests, any community connections they may have through local community groups or voluntary/part time work, and activities they do at home like cooking or providing caring responsibilities to siblings or other family members.

What do you enjoy doing outside of school or college?

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Do you know what kinds of jobs are related to your favourite subject?

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Do you have a favourite subject? If so, what is it and why?

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What do you enjoy most in school or college?

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Have you got any ideas about what you’d like to do in the future?

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Are you still interested in doing this job?

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Can you remember what you wanted to be when you were younger?

Hope you both enjoyed that conversation starter!

Now it’s time to talk about your child’s ambitions.

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What would be your dream job if money wasn’t important?

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What else would you like to do as a job or in your current career?

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What has been your favourite job or work experience and why did you like it?

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What was your first job?

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When you were my age, what education and training options did you have?

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What did you want to be when you were growing up?

This is a chance for your child to ask you about your experiences in work or education. It could give them some good ideas for their own planning and help to get the conversation going.

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