Further adventures in hi-fi.

Hey gang! As part of my shameless self promotion I've been hitting the publicity trail as hard as I can. Naturally there's a reluctance on behalf of many media outlets to speak to me. Or even really acknowledge my emails, but I suspect this has everything to do with their fear of being exposed as … Continue reading Further adventures in hi-fi.

Apprenticeships. It’s time to put up or shut up.

I've spent the better part of 2 years now questioning the need and wisdom for students to be corralled into unnecessary degrees simply to fulfil societal ambition or parental expectation. A stance I stand squarely behind however it's getting pretty hard to defend apprenticeships now too. The introduction of the apprenticeship levy is seen by … Continue reading Apprenticeships. It’s time to put up or shut up.

Guess who’s got a double page spread in the i – paper?

It's me, I don't even have an article today. I can't even link to it because it's only in the old-fashioned, honest to goodness proper newspaper but it's real and I'm in it, featuring an exclusive extract from the new book , out yesterday on Amazon and in good bookshops, you know, the proper ones … Continue reading Guess who’s got a double page spread in the i – paper?

The new Careers Strategy, all mouth, no trousers?

So, as you may know late December brought forth a new Careers Strategy, enshrined in law to prevent schools phoning it when it came to their careers offering. Or so goes the theory, whether it will amount to a hill of beans in reality is something very different. Luckily enough I've read the whole document … Continue reading The new Careers Strategy, all mouth, no trousers?

Extract from the book – Work experience, why it’s good, how to get it, what to ask.

An extract from the book has been published in Personalised Education Now, if you are on the fence about whether or not your or your child's future is worth slightly less than £12.00 or indeed even less for an e-copy then perhaps reading all the words here will convince you that the investment is a … Continue reading Extract from the book – Work experience, why it’s good, how to get it, what to ask.

Forward Planning Notice – Education/Careers/Schools/Parenting

I’ll just pop this here…

The Literally Public Relations Blog

5th-10th March – National Careers Week (UK)

26th April – Take your child to work day (US and UK)

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Edd Williams is the author of ‘Is Your School Lying To You? Get The Career You Want. Get The Life You Deserve.’ (January 30 2018, Ortus Press, £11.99) Edd spent years as a successful recruitment consultant and now works as an academic and careers consultant (Duart Consultants), school governor, parent and writer. Press copies of ‘Is Your School Lying To You?’ are available too.

Key talking points:

  • How and why is the careers and university advice dished out in secondary schools out-dated and unhelpful?
  • What impact will the Government’s new Careers Strategy make to careers advice in schools?
  • How has the job market changed and what options are open to 15-19-year olds today?
  • What are…

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Live Twitter Q&A for any and all careers related questions.

Not that snappy a headline but I'm assured the technology is there to support me even when my vocab isn't. But yes, next week sees the launch of my book and to celebrate/shamelessly promote that I'm hosting not one but two, count 'em, two live Twitter chats where anyone can ask anything that's bothering them … Continue reading Live Twitter Q&A for any and all careers related questions.

Draw your own future? Draw your own conclusions about the state of careers advice in this country.

When I ask my children what they want to be when they grow up, their responses change on an almost quotidian basis. My 4 year old wants to be a scientist to find a cure for cancer, then be an astronaut and then somewhat quixotically become a Power Ranger. My 7 year old wants to … Continue reading Draw your own future? Draw your own conclusions about the state of careers advice in this country.