Careers 2023 - 19th edition
From the opening pages where it explains the nine elements that make up each job profile, I was captivated by the concise but clearly explained breadth of information any 14–18-year-olds considering a job or occupation would be enthralled by. Jobs are grouped under twenty-two different job families which provides a useful way to introduce students to the resource, whether working individually or with small groups. From working with Year 9s considering their GCSE options choices, to those deciding post-GCSE or post-18 plans, the job profiles (over 500 included) can assist those who are seeking specific information requests (e.g. working conditions; the requirements to achieve ‘chartered’ professional status) down to the level of academic or vocational qualifications required.
In a technology driven world, I initially found some of my students reluctant to use a book, but the message has gone out about how useful Careers 2023 is and I have found ways to use the resource at different points in many of my careers discussions.
I would recommend this book to fellow career practitioners and educationalists alike. I was able to use the book in different scenarios, both one to one and group sessions, as well as examining individual job profiles as part of a PSHE lesson to help students think about what motivates them when considering different career paths.
I can now see why this is on its 19th edition – accurate, up to date job information is essential to have at one’s fingertips: I will definitely be purchasing it next year!
Review by Gill Southon RCDP. Gill is a Careers Adviser and Careers Lead at Great Marlow School.
Careers 2023 19th edition
Trotman Indigo Publishing