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Pupils get lost navigating the careers landscape

Without adequate support, students are often overwhelmed by the task of choosing a profession in a changing jobs market, says careers company boss Claudia Harris

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Ask a business leader what they think about careers advice and they will tell you that we need more of it and better.

But if you ask them to identify the crucial moment that proved to be the first steps on their own career path, it will often be something very different from careers guidance as we traditionally conceive it. Typically, it will be an experience that helped them see their own strengths in a new way or opened their eyes to opportunities. It may just have been a moment in which they were challenged in a new environment, succeeded and felt their own confidence grow. Their success ...

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