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Mind Map Activity

Work with your child in building their own career mind map to act as a blueprint for their future career pathway.

This last activity, it’s about your child getting creative in understanding who they are, from their skills to their interests and their likes to their dislikes.

Review all the previous activities with your child and then find yourself:

  1. A large piece of paper and coloured pens – remember the bigger the paper and pens the bigger the ideas.
  2. Get your child to write their name in the centre of the paper
  3. Add in the sections highlighted in the worksheet
  4. Spend time with your child in going through each of the sections and give them time to complete them. Don’t rush this – it can even take a few days as your child thinks of new elements and additions.

Once your child has completed their self-mind map spend some time going over it with them and discussing each of the sections.

What next? You’ll be using this mind map as a blueprint for the Explore course (see next course in series ), where you and your child can look for opportunities in career next steps linked to their newly created mind map.

This exercise is useful to go over different points in your child’s career journey as they evolve and develop (as you do), and always works as the first step to think about the professional journey’s next steps.

Once you have completed this activity mark it as complete and move on to the final section, Week 2 Key Takeaways.

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