Welcome to the GCSE and A‑Level area of our Skills London hub. Here, we share content that helps with the decisions you’ll be making next, as well as top tips for interviews, the world of work and further education or university.
Mind has a wealth of resources available for young people, from information on wellbeing through to understanding a mental health diagnosis. There are also tips on how to boost confidence and self-esteem, as well as on how to support a friend who is struggling with how they are feeling.
The National Careers Service skills assessment is a good place to start in helping students think about the type of work they might want to do in the future. Their assessment takes five-10 mins to complete online.
We’ve got some great career tips from Google employees, thanks to the short videos they made in partnership with Camden Council.
How do you decide what to do?
From the importance of discovering what you don’t like doing, to learning about different jobs’ responsibilities from your friends and older relatives, this video showcases some helpful tips from Google employees on exploring the options to find roles that suit you.
Yes, even Google employees have faced some tough interviews! In this video, you can hear the Google team share their experiences of difficult (and funny) interviews and the importance of being yourself, asking questions, and letting your inner confidence shine through.
Wondering what to expect from your career journey? According to these Google employees, you should expect the unexpected. In this video, the team shares the career journeys that have led them to their roles today. Key insights are to make yourself visible, be adaptable to change, and keep your options open.
From having more fun, to asking more questions, the Google team talks about the advice they’d give to their younger selves in this video. They discuss the importance of not comparing yourself to friends, not having everything planned out and searching for a role that fulfills you.
What do you wish you’d known when you started out?
In this video, the team at Google talk about the key values that have helped them build the careers they love. They talk about how helpful it is to get to know your colleagues, to not be afraid to ask for advice, and to be open to different routes to getting the skills you need.