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#request.oFMSBhv.render(caption="7795.jpg",style="float: right;",file_name="7795.jpg",file_uuid="633156C5-AB8B-79D1-930C-0CC24B315771",file_type="jpg",behaviour="default",src="/shadomx/apps/fms/fmsdownload.cfm?file_uuid=633156C5-AB8B-79D1-930C-0CC24B315771&siteName=massey",icon="/shadomx/apps/fms/admin/pics/icon_jpg.gif",0px="",10px="",height="256",width="385")#Many things influence the career decisions of young people. However, you might be surprised to hear that you, as their parent, are likely to have the strongest influence. This influence comes through your interactions with them and through your values and beliefs; your comments and your encouragement of their use of their strengths and interests. However daunting that may sound, rest assured. We are here to partner you. Their career development will be a process and few students are in the same place in this process at the same time. It’s a process that shouldn’t be rushed; a process that can be tackled systematically and a process that can empower them. You can engage with them at any stage but their influences could be a good place to start. Let’s take a look at some of them:
It is crucial to note that no study or career decision that your child makes need be for life. Indeed, they may find themselves doing a job that has yet to be invented! Also, most graduates will have a number of jobs over their working life and some will change career direction as well as role and employer.
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